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The 1000 Hour Day: Two Adventurers Take on the World's Harshest Island
by Chris Bray
In 2005, Australians Chris Bray (then 21 years old) and Clark Carter (20) dreamed of embarking on an adventure completely different from any polar, mountaineering, or river expedition ever before attempted. With virtually no prior experience they vowed to cross the ninth largest island in the world—Victoria Island in the Canadian Arctic—on foot. It was to be a world-first, ...more
Paperback, 366 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Murdoch Books
(first published January 1st 2010)
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From being chased by wolves and stalked by polar bears, to enduring truly horrific weather conditions and even worse terrain, this book has your attention from the get go. While the parts covering the journey across the island is enthralling, I really enjoyed reading about the preparation for the journey. For two very young guys (I think Chris was 20 and Clark was 19 when they first started planning – I might be wrong), they were very switched on to the task they had set for themselves. I found ...more
Good read, Well written story that holds your interest even though you think initially there's not much to talk about in an Arctic adventure. I've got the greatest admiration for both of them for their perserverence and determination to follow through on what started out as a seemingly impossible journey.
Detailed insight into a one-off experience. Lots of messages for the reader- inspiration, motivation and product recommendations. Really impressed by the story from the beginning to the end, and also the ongoing journey. Loved every hour.