SOLO - The North Pole: Alone and Unsupported. [Author SIGNED copy.]
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UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.FINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn,but author's neat,blue inked handwritten dedication and signature: 'Anne and Colin,Bon voyage! Best wishes Pen Hadoe' towards foot of title page,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,colour photographic dw/dj; with some minimal shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - some minimal,light and superficial scoring/indentations to rear panel - without penetration or affecting concomitant spot to board beneath.Top edges with light dust-soiling causing light sporadic foxing/spotting,fore- edges brighter and cleaner with just one tiniest of spot/blemish; contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - unread? Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original, plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,stamped silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate colour Arctic Ocean exploration map illustrated endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st edn;xi-xivpp+ 1-369pp [paginated] includes illustrations list,a prologue,Pts 1+2 and an epilogue,32pp autobiographical+subject related b/w+colour photographs in 4 blocks of 8pp apiece,between pp82/3,pp146/7,pp210/11 and pp274/5 respectively,acknowledgements and an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title,author SIGNED title page,s dedication and a prose extract (from Fridtjof Nansen,Furthest North) and contents list/ table. Pen Hadow dedicated fifteen years,three attempts and a rare degree of focus,sacrifice and perseverance to meet one of the toughest polar challenges.In Spring 2003,fulfilling a deathbed vow to his father,Pen Hadow became the only person ever to complete a solo trek, without resupply,to the North Pole from the more arduous North American side - even surviving a fall through thin ice into the freezing waters of the Arctic Ocean (then 2004).The nine days he later spent weather-bound at the Pole,with his supplies running out and concerns mounting for his life, attracted unprecedented global media interest in his epic achievement and eventual pick-up.In reaching the South Pole,this time with a sledging partner,only nine months later,he became the only Briton to have trekked,without resupply,to both Geographic Poles.As a young child he was exposed to an unusual conditioning regime by the former nanny to Scott of the Anarctic's son.Then as a fifteen-year-old schoolboy he ran the 'Long Ducker' - a marathon-length course no one else had completed for fifty years.But it wasn't until he made his first polar expedition,at the age of twenty-seven,that he knew he had found his destiny.This beautiful,desolate and dramatic environment cast a spell over him and he made the polar world his life. Pen's extraordinary story,told within the context of the rich history of Polar exploration,will move and inspire all those who have the seed of a dream within them. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering its prices, weight allowances,dimensions and lowered its qualifying compensation rates too!
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- R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (GB)
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- SOLO - The North Pole: Alone and Unsupported. [Author SIGNED copy.]
- HADOW**, PEN:
- illus with b/w+colour autobiographical photographs.
- Book condition
- Used - FINE.
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- Near FINE.
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- UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.
- ISBN 10
- ISBN 13
- LONDON.MICHAEL JOSEPH,2004.
- Place of Publication
- This edition first published
- January 2004
- q52.SIGNED.BIOGRAPHY.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.ISBN 0718147103.Polar exploraion_expeditions.North_South Pole_Arctic_Antarctic Ocean.North_South Geographic Poles.Solo Polar expeditions_exploration_Pen Hadow.Books new,used,signed,rare.
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