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Endurance : SAS soldier, polar adventurer, decorated leader

Rudd, Louis2021
In 2018 Captain Louis Rudd MBE walked into the history books when he finished a solo, unsupported crossing of Antarctica, pulling a 130 kg sledge laden with his supplies for more than 900 miles. Louis' skills had been honed in the SAS, on operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, but now - in the most hostile environment on earth - they would be tested like never before. Alone on the ice, Louis battled through whiteouts, 50 mph gales and temperatures of -30 degrees Celsius. It would take all his mental strength to survive. In this book, Louis reveals how a thirst for adventure saw him join the Royal Marines at 16 and then pass the SAS selection course at only 22. He describes his first gruelling polar expedition with legendary explorer Lieutenant Colonel Henry Worsley in 2011 and the leadership challenges he faced a few years later when he led a team of Army Reservists across Antarctica.
Main title:
Rudd, Louis, authorRayment, Sean, author
London : Pan Books, 2021.
307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (colour) ; 20 cm
Originally published: London: Macmillan, 2020.
9781529031768 (pbk. :)
Dewey class:
919.890409919.8904092RUD919.8904B RUD RUD920
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