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Misadventures in a White Desert

(2003)
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This is the story of how Patrick Woodhead and a couple of friends set out on an incredible expedition to reach the South Pole. Exactly 100 years on from Scott and Shackleton's ill-fated attempt, Patrick - who has explored unclimbed mountains in Central Asia, run ultra-marathons in the midnight sun and deeply offended several rhinos in Namibia - travelled 1100km into the forbidding interior of Antarctica and in doing so became part of the youngest and fastest team to ever reach 90 degrees South. And all with the help of some very large kites.

Following this extraordinary expedition, from its birth (in a west London pub), through the organization, intense preparations, grueling journey and all-important beard-growing competition. Told with candour and plenty of dry humour, this is the inside story of a groundbreaking expedition - and a funny tale of some young guys struggling to keep it together against the odds. Sport at its most extreme, modern exploration at its most determined, human endurance at its very limits and also just some friends following in the footsteps of their heroes

 - Patrick and his team's story will take you with them all the way into the white desert.



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Hardback Editions

February 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Misadventures In A White Desert
Author(s): Patrick Woodhead
ISBN: 1-84395-561-X / 978-1-84395-561-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Misadventures in a White Desert
Author(s): Patrick Woodhead
ISBN: 0-340-82898-6 / 978-0-340-82898-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Misadventures In A White Desert
Author(s): Patrick Woodhead
ISBN: 0-340-82810-2 / 978-0-340-82810-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU