The Devil's Labyrinth
by Clive Johnson
Swan-Hill Press, 1995, [First Edition], colour photographic plates, maps, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 1853102113
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing to edges and corners, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear (see photographs)
The Devil's Labyrinth is a compelling blend of polar history and the story of just such a trip undertaken by the author with David Mitchell and Dr Steve Martin. It was a unique attempt to struggle against the strong southerly drift just north of Henrietta Island off northern Siberia, then get on to the transpolar drift stream and use it to reach the Pole. Contending with unseasonal and crippling cold temperatures, plus the debilitating pain of frostbite and young thin ice cracking up all around them they knew that the slightest error of judgement would probably kill them. but there was always the intoxicating wildness and beauty of it all, the thrill of the challenge and their own indomitable wills to keep them going.'