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

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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 climate ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 1st 2016 by Falcon Press Publishing (first published April 1st 2016)
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Becca Guillote
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
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.
Janet
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fantastic read. This is an amazing story loaded with incredible photography documenting an amazing a complshment. I’ve spent time in the polar areas and this book just made me do a head shake again and again. There is a very fine line between survival and death when completing a polar journey like this and Eric conveys this to the reader well. Congratulations Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters!
Ellen
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Barbara M
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
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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Barbara Q
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
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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