The Worst Journey In The World

Version: Unabridged
Author: Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Narrator: Robert Whitfield
Genres: Non-Fiction
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: May 2003
# of Units: 16 CDs
Length: 18 hours
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Overview

This gripping story of courage and achievement is the account of Robert Falcon Scott's last fateful expedition to the Antarctic, as told by surviving expedition member Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Cherry-Garrard, whom Scott lauded as a tough, efficient member of the team, tells of the journey from England to South Africa and southward to the ice floes. From there began the unforgettable polar journey across a forbidding and inhospitable region. On November 12, 1912, in arctic temperatures, the author, in a search party, found the bodies of Scott and his companions along with poignant last notebook entries, some of them recorded in this work.

Among Apsley Cherry-Garrard's friends and admirers were John Galsworthy, H.G. Wells, Arnold Bennett, and Bernard Shaw. His background in the arts and humanities makes The Worst Journey in the World stand out as a literary accomplishment as well as a classic in the annals of exploration.

Author Details

Author Details

Cherry-Garrard, Apsley

APSLEY CHERRY-GARRARD was born in 1886 and educated at Winchester and Christ Church, Oxford. At twenty-four he was one of the youngest members of Scott's British Antarctic Expedition. He served in the First World War until being invalided out of the Navy in 1915, and during his convalescence started to write The Worst Journey in the World. He wrote introductory chapters to Wilson of the Antarctic (1933) and Life of Bowers (1938). He died in 1959.