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December 18, 2008

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That sounds absolutely fascinating. I've always been interested in those who venture into what (as it turns out) becomes their 'route to death'. Not so much those who have done it recently, but back in days long past.

To me they seem so much more heroic than the technically backed-up people who follow in their footsteps!

Wonderful review Catherine - thanks.

I agree Kit about the lack of technology. It was over a year before the families of the five men knew of their deaths as it took that long for the back-up crew to get out of Antarctica to somewhere cables could be sent. Oates poor mother paid for him to have life membership of the Royal Geographic Society not knowing he was already dead.

Jane - thank you!

Thanks for highlighting this book. I've always been charmed by Titus Oates and really want to read this now. You are correct, the picture is so very modern it is a bit discombobulating.

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