Two Against the Ice Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Two Against the Ice


  • Author : Ejnar Mikkelsen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 1586420577
  • Total Read : 98
  • File Size : 20,9 Mb

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Two Against the Ice Summary:

A classic tale of survival by an important figure in the history of Arctic exploration, this is the autobiography of a man who devoted his life to the Arctic. A veteran explorer, in 1910 he embarked upon an expedition with his friend Iver Iversen, in search of the diaries of the tragic Mylius and Erichsen expedition. For three years they suffered every calamity known to man, including starvation, frostbite, snow blindness, bear attacks and apocalyptic storms, with no hope of rescue. Yet they retained their sanity and humour by refusing to become as desolate as their surroundings.

Against the Ice Book

Against the Ice


  • Author : Ejnar Mikkelsen
  • Publisher : Steerforth
  • Release Date : 2022-01-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN 10 : 9781586423353
  • Total Read : 93
  • File Size : 13,8 Mb

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Against the Ice Summary:

Now a major Netflix film co-written by and starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) The harrowing, amazing, and often amusing personal account of two mismatched Arctic explorers who banded together to keep themselves sane on an historic expedition gone horribly wrong Ejnar Mikkelsen was devoted to Arctic exploration. In 1910 he decided to search for the diaries of the ill-fated Mylius-Erichsen expedition, which had set out to prove that Robert Peary’s outline of the East Greenland coast was a myth, erroneous and presumably self-serving. Iver Iversen was a mechanic who joined Mikkelsen in Iceland when the expedition’s boat needed repair. Several months later, Mikkelsen and Iversen embarked on an incredible journey during which they would suffer every imaginable Arctic travail: implacable cold, scurvy, starvation, frostbite, snow blindness, plunges into icy seawater, impossible sledding conditions, Vitamin A poisoning, debilitated dogs, apocalyptic storms, gaping crevasses, and assorted mortifications of the flesh. Mikkelsen’s diary was even eaten by a bear. Three years of this, coupled with seemingly no hope of rescue, would drive most crazy, yet the two retained both their sanity as well as their humor. Indeed, what may have saved them was their refusal to become as desolate as their surroundings… Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who co-adapted the book into a screenplay, provides a new foreword to this brand-new edition of the classic exploration memoir, which was one of The Explorer's Club’s 100 Best Books of the 20th Century. Originally published as Two Against the Ice: A Classic Arctic Survival Story and a Remarkable Account of Companionship in the Face of Adversity. Translated from the Danish by Maurice Michael.

Two Against the Ice Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Two Against the Ice


  • Author : Ejnar Mikkelsen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1957
  • Genre: Alabama-expeditionen til Grønlands nordøstkyst
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015022430634
  • Total Read : 95
  • File Size : 6,8 Mb

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Two Against the Ice Summary:

Second volume of autobiography. Alabama expedition to north-east Greenalnd, 1909-12. Originally published as Farlig tomandsfaerd, Copenhagen, 1955.

Mirage in the Arctic Book

Mirage in the Arctic


  • Author : Ejnar Mikkelsen
  • Publisher : Lyons Press
  • Release Date : 2005-08-01
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 1592286712
  • Total Read : 59
  • File Size : 13,7 Mb

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Mirage in the Arctic Summary:

Danish explorer Ejnar Mikkelsen, intrigued by rumours of undiscovered islands north of Alaska, resolved to find them. An inveterate optimist, he steadfastly believed that if these places existed he would be the one to discover them. In Vancouver he purchased an antique motorless schooner, the Duchess of Bedford, and set out for Alaska. The Anglo- American Expedition, as it was named, was plagued by one misfortune after another. By the time he reached Alaska his crew was mutinous. In October 1907, Mikkelson set out alone on a 2,500 mile sledge journey to the South. This is an account of that epic trip. It is perhaps the last authentic record of exploration in the area during the days of the sledge and the Gold Rushes.

A Fortress of Grey Ice Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

A Fortress of Grey Ice


  • Author : J. V. Jones
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2004-08-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429975988
  • Total Read : 87
  • File Size : 5,5 Mb

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A Fortress of Grey Ice Summary:

"Wonderful . . . J. V. Jones is a striking writer." So says Robert Jordan, the author of The Wheel of Time epic fantasy series. And Jones lives up to that praise in the highly charged epic adventure of Ash March and Raif Sevrance, two outcasts whose fate are entwined by ancient prophecies and need, in the cold, dark world that threatens to be torn asunder by a war to end all wars. Isolated by their birthrights, they are but two who fight the dreaded Endlords, and their strength and courage will be needed if the world is to be saved from darkness." Raif, wrongly accused and cut off from his clan by the treachery of their new headsman, has a talent for killing that is part of his curse and his burden. But he bears another burden of greater weight. Ash is a sacred warrior to the Sull, an ancient race whose numbers have declined. Raised as a foundling, never knowing her true history, she must learn to accept the terrible gifts of her heritage. But as Ash learns more of her greater fate, Raif's task looms dark and desperate, for he must journey through the nightmare realm of the Want, a place where even the Sull now fear to tread. For deep within the Want is the Fortress of Grey Ice, and there he must heal the breach in the Blindwall that already threatens the world. Should he fail, not even Ash's powers can save them. . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Alone on the Ice  The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Alone on the Ice The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration


  • Author : David Roberts
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2013-01-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393089646
  • Total Read : 96
  • File Size : 14,5 Mb

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Alone on the Ice The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration Summary:

"Gripping and superb. This book will steal the night from you." —Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep Survival On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the will to haul himself back to the surface. Mawson was sometimes reduced to crawling, and one night he discovered that the soles of his feet had completely detached from the flesh beneath. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizably skeletal, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, "Which one are you?" This thrilling and almost unbelievable account establishes Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders. It is illustrated by a trove of Frank Hurley’s famous Antarctic photographs, many never before published in the United States.

The Ice Master Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Ice Master


  • Author : Jennifer Niven
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2001-10-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786870974
  • Total Read : 71
  • File Size : 11,5 Mb

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The Ice Master Summary:

The Karluk set out in 1913 in search of an undiscovered continent, with the largest scientific staff ever sent into the Arctic. Soon after, winter had begun, they were blown off course by polar storms, the ship became imprisoned in ice, and the expedition was abandoned by its leader. Hundreds of miles from civilization, the castaways had no choice but to find solid ground as they struggled against starvation, snow blindness, disease, exposure--and each other. After almost twelve months battling the elements, twelve survivors were rescued, thanks to the heroic efforts of their captain, Bartlett, the Ice Master, who traveled by foot across the ice and through Siberia to find help. Drawing on the diaries of those who were rescued and those who perished, Jennifer Niven re-creates with astonishing accuracy the ill-fated journey and the crews desperate attempts to find a way home.