Berserk

Berserk

My Voyage to Antarctica in A Twenty-seven-foot Sailboat

Book - 2004
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"THIS IS SUICIDE!" MANUEL SCREAMED FRANTICALLY. "WE'VE GOT TO GO BACK BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!"
So begins the amazing true story of three men who shared the dream of going to Antarctica. The crew--a Norwegian captain barely above the age of twenty, an Argentinian newlywed, and the author--made their way from the southern tip of South America through the Roaring Forties and Furious Fifties on a small sailboat in a terrifically difficult mission to see the world's coldest, most dangerous, and inaccessible continent.
In Berserk, author David Mercy brilliantly recounts what it is like to experience the seemingly endless pounding of wind and waves, the solitary four-hour shifts of cold bleak darkness, and the delicate balance of personalities where a potentially murderous mutiny is always in the making.
In the tradition of such wonderful yarns as Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air, Mercy deftly weaves the experiences of the sailing trip of a lifetime with humor, personal observations, and the personal inner journey that is the hallmark of all great adventures.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, c2004.
ISBN: 9781592282777
1592282776
Characteristics: 245 p. ;,24 cm.

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