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Facing the Frozen Ocean : One Man's Dream to Lead a Team Across the Treacherous North Atlantic - Bear Grylls

Facing the Frozen Ocean

One Man's Dream to Lead a Team Across the Treacherous North Atlantic

Paperback Published: 30th April 2005
ISBN: 9780330427074
Number Of Pages: 356

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Five British men in an open, rigid inflatable boat fighting for their lives in perhaps the most dangerous seas in the world. Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2004, this is the compelling account of the most recent adventure of the bestselling author of Facing Up.It started out as a carefully calculated attempt to complete the first unassisted crossing of the frozen north Atlantic in a rigid inflatable boat. It became a terrifying battle against storm-force winds, crashing waves and icebergs as large as cathedrals. Starting from the remote north Canadian coastline, Grylls and his crew crossed the infamous Labrador Sea, pushed on through ice-strewn waters to Greenland and then found themselves isolated in a perfect storm 400 miles from Iceland. Compelling, vivid and inspirational, Facing the Frozen Ocean will appeal to all Bear Grylls' many readers and win him many more.

"'An epic story of hardship, friendship and faith' Daily Telegraph '[Grylls'] writing allows you to feel you are sitting alongside him on his adventure... I could taste the salt spray in every sentence and the bone numbing chill in every paragraph' Herald Express 'Grylls is certainly proof that the age of great explorers has not completely passed us by.' Scotsman"

ISBN: 9780330427074
ISBN-10: 0330427075
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 30th April 2005
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 15.0 x 21.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1

Bear Grylls


About the Author


Bear Grylls' prime-time TV adventure series is one of the most watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers in over 180 countries.

Bear has authored ten books and, as a former member of the UK Special Forces, was made an honorary Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy. He continues to lead record-breaking expeditions to the world's extremes, and these missions have raised over £1.5 million for children's charities.

Bear recently took over as the youngest ever Chief Scout to the Scouting Association, acting as the figurehead to 28 million Scouts around the globe.

He lives with his wife, Shara, and their three sons, Jesse, Marmaduke and Huckleberry, on a Dutch barge in London and on a small remote island off the coast of Wales.

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