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Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

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“Wonderfully told, impressively researched…For fans of outdoor adventure, Alone on the Ice brings you as
close to trekking in a blizzard on icy, dangerous terrain as you’ll likely want to get.”
- Chuck Leddy, Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Impressively seamless and straightforward.”
- Christina Thompson, Boston Globe

“A chilling story…You feel the freezing temperatures, the fear, the desperation, along with the loyalty of the other
Australasian Antarctic Expedition members.”
- Sandra Dallas, Denver Post

“In Alone on the Ice, Roberts, a veteran mountain climber and chronicler of adventures, admirably succeeds in restoring
the luster that the Australian Antarctic Expedition and its leader deserve.”
- Dennis Drabelle, Washington Post

“A fresh and thoroughly researched account of Doulas Mawson's epic journey of self-rescue across one of the most
inhospitable regions known to man. Roberts takes the reader alongside the men of the 1912 Australasian Antarctic
Expedition, and the desperation of Mawson s sledge journey can be well imagined step by frigid step.”
- Ed Viesturs, author of K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain

“Others have written the loose outlines of Douglas Mawson's astonishing survival against the worst conditions that
Antarctica can deliver a lesser-known but equally compelling epic as that of Ernest Shackleton but Roberts's telling
trumps them all.”
- Gordon Wiltsie, author of To the Ends of the Earth

“This is Roberts at his best, telling a little-known tale of adventure, tragedy, and endurance. Mawson may be the most
famous Australian explorer, and Alone on the Ice is an admirable introduction of him to American readers.”
- Greg Child, author of Over the Edge

“An accurate and enthralling account of the greatest story of polar exploration and survival. Roberts takes the reader
back to a time of hardship, collective friendship, and a level of determination unknown in todays culture. This book
will make you cherish every meal and the joys of a warm bed.”
- Conrad Anker, coauthor of The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mt. Everest

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About the Author

David Roberts is the award-winning author of twenty-nine books about mountaineering, exploration, and
anthropology, including Alone on the Wall which was written with world-class rock climber Alex Honnold, whose historic
feats were featured in the film Free Solo.

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