The Poles

Antarctica

Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Does this one deserve to be ranked at the top of a list of travel books?

It’s 1910, and young Brit Apsley Cherry-Garrard is a member of Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition to the South Pole. He doesn’t go all the way to the actual Pole, which is why he lives to tell the tale…

Karl Bushby's "Giant Steps"
Alaska

Karl Bushby

Not just a tough cookie.

In the late 1990s, Karl Bushby, a former paratrooper from Britain, sets out to do something extraordinary…

Roald Amundsen's "The South Pole"
Antarctica

Roald Amundsen

The professional.

In the early 1900s, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen has his eye set upon the North Pole. But when someone else reaches it before him…

Michael Wigge's "To The End Of The World, Without Any Money"
Antarctica

Michael Wigge

Trivial fun.

In the mid-2000s, Michael Wigge, a young German TV-host, wants to go to Antarctica without spending any money…

Robert Falcon Scott's "Diary"
Antarctica

Robert Falcon Scott

The tragedy.

At the beginning of the 1900s, British Royal Navy officer Robert Falcon Scott sets out to explore the last uncharted region on Earth – the South Pole…

Hauke Trinks' "Life In The Ice"
Arctics

Hauke Trinks

Physics and polar bears.

In the year 1999, Hauke Trinks, a German professor of experimental physics, decides to do some long-term experiments within the Arctic Circle…