The Worst Journey in the World
By Apsley Cherry-Garrard
In my opinion the greatest adventure book ever written. A side story to the main event of walking to the South Pole, it makes my hairs stand on end. The second time I visited Antarctica we flew to the cape where the fated Scott expedition sought refuge. It was a wretched place.
By Robyn Davidson
This is beautiful. It reduced me to tears but it is such a beautiful story of one woman’s determination and drive. She spent years working with her camels before setting out across Australia. It inspired me to take on the Empty Quarter.