In his early fifties and unable to find peace, Dave turned to the seclusion and hardship of Antarctic research, earning a rare and highly sort after posting to Macquarie Island and then Davis and Casey Stations. Carrying his deeply buried demons from the jungles of Vietnam to the icy peaks of Antarctica; Dave's journey fulfilled a lifelong dream, while making him feel safe for the first time in 30 years. His experiences as an expeditioner on the starkly beautiful, harsh and inhospitable `ice' was at once intoxicating and isolating, providing the catalyst for Dave to finally face his fears. It is an emotional journey that transports the reader from the terror of a young soldier fighting far away from home, to exhilaration on the ice far from the rest of the world. While the ghosts of Vietnam still exist inside Dave, Ice Journey is an invitation to share in an incredible journey, from the moment that would destroy his long cherished dream to ultimately finding a new way forward and the beginning of a new life.