On Thin Ice: An Epic Final Quest Into the Melting Arctic

  • Title: On Thin Ice: An Epic Final Quest Into the Melting Arctic
  • Author: Eric Larsen Eugene Buchanan
  • ISBN: 9781493022960
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On Thin Ice An Epic Final Quest Into the Melting Arctic In March Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters set out to traverse nearly miles across the melting Arctic Ocean unsupported from Northern Ellesmere Island to the geographic North Pole Despite being
    In March 2014, Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters set out to traverse nearly 500 miles across the melting Arctic Ocean, unsupported, from Northern Ellesmere Island to the geographic North Pole Despite being one of the most cold and hostile environments on the planet, the Arctic Ocean has seen a steady and significant reduction of sea ice over the past seven years due to climateIn March 2014, Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters set out to traverse nearly 500 miles across the melting Arctic Ocean, unsupported, from Northern Ellesmere Island to the geographic North Pole Despite being one of the most cold and hostile environments on the planet, the Arctic Ocean has seen a steady and significant reduction of sea ice over the past seven years due to climate change Because of this, Larsen s and Waters trip dubbed the Last North Expedition is expected to be the last human powered trek to the North Pole, ever Filled with stunning, full color photos and GPS maps plotting his progress, On Thin Ice is Larsen s first person account of this historic two man expedition Traveling across the retreating sea ice on skis, snowshoes, and even swimming through semi frozen arctic slush, Larsen and Waters each pulled over 320 pounds of gear behind them on sleds through temperatures that plummeted to nearly 70 degrees below zero At times, they covered little over a mile a day They were stalked by polar bears and ran out of food It was, in Larsen s words, easily one of the most difficult expeditions in the world More than just a heart stopping adventure narrative, however, On Thin Ice offers an intimate and haunting look at the rapidly changing face of the Arctic due to global climate change.

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    410 Comments


    1. It's a compelling story. Larsen does a nice job showing the unglamorous side of an expedition like this. The book could have used a bit more editing, but overall a good quick read.

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    2. Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters are, to date, the last to reach the North Pole unsupported by walking, skiing, and at times swimming, nearly 500 miles from Ellesmere Island. Both are seasoned adventurers. Larsen is a filmmaker and the leader of trips into Antarctica while Waters leads ascents onto the earth's highest peaks. Larsen had been to the geographic north pole twice before and he knew that the ability to accomplish the feat once again was quickly diminishing as the arctic ice sheets were mel [...]

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    3. The author, Eric Larsen, travelled by foot dragging a sled weighing over 300 pounds to the North Pole.He was accompanied by his friend, Ryan. Together they faced many challenges outlined in their journey to the North Pole. It's thrilling to read about their adventures. It's a beautiful and important book. The photos in the book are stunning - they capture the beauty and melting of the arctic due to climate change. The author wants the reader to know the climate change is "real" and happening now [...]

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    4. Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters planned to make an unsupported trip to the North Pole, leaving from Ellsmere Island. The book has stunning photographs of this adventure. Eric wanted to increase awareness about global warming, and this amazing adventure surely does that. Trekking across Antarctica to the South Pole means trekking across solid ground. Getting to the North Pole means moving across water (not land), and the ice over this water is melting. Thus, Eric and Ryan occasionally had to SWIM acr [...]

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    5. Will never understand the desire to traverse earth's most hostile environments, but I do enjoy reading about it. Kudos to the team for finishing and drawing attention to our rapidly melting polar ice.

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