The Frozen Coast : Sea Kayaking the Antarctic Peninsula

Author(s): Graham Charles


This book is a gripping account of a great adventure and a fascinating insight into one of the most extreme sea kayak expeditions ever undertaken.
In January 2001, three men set out to paddle down the length of the Antarctic Peninsula, the point below South Amercia where the Antarctic continent points an icy finger north. It was the southern-most sea kayak journey ever attempted, an 850-kilometre expedition through the freezing waste of ice, rock, and ocean that makes this one of the most inhospitable coasts on earth. The Frozen Coast: Sea Kayaking the Antarctic Peninsula is the story of this ultimately successful journey, undertaken by three New Zealanders: Graham Charles, Mark Jones, and Marcus Waters. Beginning at Hope Bay on the northern tip of the peninsula, they spent the next five weeks battling down this perilous coastline, negotiating huge expanses of broken ice, avoiding collapsing icebergs, dodging the potentially lethal katabatic winds and constantly struggling with the cold and wet. Eventually the trio succeeded in reaching their goal of the Antarctic Circle.


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Shortlisted for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Environment Category 2005.

General Fields

  • : 9781877333132
  • : Craig Potton
  • : Craig Potton
  • : August 2004
  • : 220mm X 240mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Graham Charles
  • : Hardback
  • : 919.89
  • : very good
  • : 120
  • : colour photographs