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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221246962
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 252
Size : 1 x 215 mm
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Mission South Pole

Release date : 05/11/2020
In 2019, all-terrain explorer Matthieu Tordeur became the first Frenchman and youngest ever person to reach the South Pole on their own, unsupported and unassisted.
At just 28 years old, Matthieu Tordeur has all the makings of a great explorer and promises to be the next Jean-Louis Etienne or Sylvain Tesson. He has already crossed Europe on a bike and the Atlantic in a sailboat, traveled around the world in a Renault 4L, walked 150... At just 28 years old, Matthieu Tordeur has all the makings of a great explorer and promises to be the next Jean-Louis Etienne or Sylvain Tesson. He has already crossed Europe on a bike and the Atlantic in a sailboat, traveled around the world in a Renault 4L, walked 150 miles across the Sahara unsupported, and completed an Ironman.

In this book, Matthieu takes us along with him on a new adventure: conquering the South Pole. In November 2018, he landed in Antarctica to start a pilgrimage of over 700 miles across the white continent powered only by his arms and legs. His goal: reach the Geographic South Pole in 50 days in total autonomy (without any outside provisions or assistance).

With humility and passion, Matthieu tells the story of his extraordinary trek, marked by a number of obstacles and surprises, and shares just as many moments of anguish and doubt as those of grace and amazement. In this hostile yet protected environment, the only place in the world devoid of the native presence of humans, Matthieu is a direct witness to the disastrous consequences of climate change at the Earth’s poles.

I contemplate the vastness of this continent and I’m struck by the thought of being alone in the middle of this huge desert for the next seven weeks. It’s a dizzying thought, one that puts knots in my stomach. Especially when I notice the regularly spaced ridges crossing the surface of the snow, like wrinkles on an immaculate face. They are cracks. Some open up into terrifying chasms. Others are closed and covered by bridges of snow. You can recognize them by the change in the snow’s color. If they give way, these snow bridges could turn into deadly traps. These cracks are my worst nightmare.
 
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EAN : 9782221246962
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 252
Size : 1 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont