Polar exploration at its most dramatic: the first-person account (out-of-print in the US for over half a century) of Scott's final and fateful expedition to the Antarctic. Cherry-Garrard was 24 when he joined the expedition (1910-13), 36 when he completed this massive, gripping memoir of nearly unimaginable suffering, terror, and heroism (""We had kept ourselves going by enormous care of our feet and hands and bodies, by burning oil, and by having plenty of hot fatty food. Now we had no tent, one tin of oil left out of six, and only part of our cooker. . .Without the tent we were dead men""--and so on). Resplendent with the right stuff, Polar-style, and a classic to set alongside Albert C. Gross' Endurance.