The yearis the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton s Endurance expedition, which aimed to complete the first crossing of Antarctica He did not succeed, and his great vision rapidly turned into a now legendary struggle for survival Shackleton s lifelong dream to cross the continent was at last realized by Sir Vivian Fuchs and Sir Edmund Hillary in As a key member of this Commonwealth Trans Antarctic Expedition, Everest veteran George Lowe was there to capture it all on filmIn this remarkable book, a trove of unpublished photographs and other rare materials from the Lowe collection are brought together for the first time Awe inspiring landscapes, candid portraits, and action shots evoke the everyday moments of this historic expedition as never beforeThe Crossing of Antarctica provides a dynamic history of the Heroic Age expeditions and the emergence of adventure photography A stellar array of polar experts also reflects on Antarctica and the meaning of true exploration, including Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Peter Fuchs, Jonathan Shackleton, Sebastian Copeland, Geoff Somers, Ken Blaiklock, Felicity Aston, and Paul Dalrymple Published in 2014, this book was to commemorate the centenary of Shackleton s Endurance expedition, which was to complete the crossing of Antarctica This was first completed by Bunny Fuchs, in 19657 58, with assistance from Sir Ed Hillary s team laying supply depots.The book has multiple contributors, including many who participated, and those who knew them well.It is also contains some of the most fantastic photographs from the journey.One of theinteresting contributions was from Peter F Published in 2014, this book was to commemorate the centenary of Shackleton s Endurance expedition, which was to complete the crossing of Antarctica This was first completed by Bunny Fuchs, in 19657 58, with assistance from Sir Ed Hillary s team laying supply depots.The book has multiple contributors, including many who participated, and those who knew them well.It is also contains some of the most fantastic photographs from the journey.One of theinteresting contributions was from Peter Fuchs Bunny s son , who wrote Though the world s press whipping up a frenzy about a supposed race , the two leaders were proud of each others achievements P29I read this shortly after Hillary s own book about his journey No Latitude for Error3.5 stars, rounded up for the excellent photography I mostly got this book to look at the cool pictures I mean, that kind of is the point for a book of original photographs, right They were kinda cool, but I wasn t knocked over with a feather like I expected and hoped There was a lottext than I expected, and I wasn t very impressed by that either The best part were the small, personal memoirs at the end of the book from each of the crew members I found those to be enlightening and adventurous. My, what a beautiful book It s ideal for a coffee table, and is full of astounding photographs of Antarctica and the expedition to cross it The personal accounts within are real and strong and really tell how it was then I love it I keep going back through the pictures again and again, marveling the shots.I received this book for free from Good Reads First Reads.