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Back to Cape Horn

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In 1973 with her husband and two small children, Rosie swale sailed around Cape Horn in a thirty foot catamaran.
In 1984 she decided to return to that lonely, desolate island at the foot of the world, but this time by land, on horseback. This is the story of that extraordinary journey down the length of Chile, a country, as Rosie says, whose ingredients God has forgotten t
Hardcover, 223 pages
Published 1981 by William Collins Sons & Co
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Vic Heaney
Nov 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I have read all of Rosie Swale's books, starting with those about sailing around the world with her family and, most recently, about Rosie's amazing run around the world.

I knew she had made this amazing trek on horseback through Chile - including the unforgiving Atacama Desert - but had never been able to track down the book I knew she must have written about it. That was presumably because, in my foolishness, every time I saw the title "Back to Cape Horn" I assumed it was one of the
Aug 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have at least one shelf groaning under the weight of various horseback travel logs. Rosie's I would put high on the list of the naive and foolhardy who set off romantically on horseback for wild horizons. And only when it's too late to turn back, do they realise how hard it is keeping horses healthy on the road, with no back up. Her adventure is truely that, wild and untamed and the sort of journey that can't happen any more in the modern world. So for that, for the last of a the last adventur ...more
May 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Rosie Swale is a personal hero of mine, a truly inspiring woman whose kindness attracts people wherever she ventures resulting in wonderful stories. I loved this account of her horseback adventure across South America, a trip I've now added to my bucket list!
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Rosie Swale-Pope
MBE, born 2 October 1946, is an author, adventurer and marathon runner, who was the first woman to sail single-handed across the Atlantic in a small boat, trekked 3,000 miles alone through Chile on horseback, and successfully completed a five-year around-the-world run, raising £250,000 for a charity that supports orphaned children in Russia[1] and to highlight the importance of early diag