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by Brian Payton


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The Ice Passage book. This being a book about "Ambition, Disaster and Endurance", we learn a lot about wintering on a ship stranded in the Arctic ice over not one, but two and eventually three winters. Food supplies dwindle, much of the stores spoiling to the point of being declared unfit for human consumption. The men lose weight, strength and heart.

Brian Payton talks about The Ice Passage on Bookbits radio. The Ice Passage: A True Story of Ambition, Disaster, and Endurance in the Arctic Wilderness (2009). Shadow of the Bear: Travels in Vanishing Wilderness (2006)

Brian Payton talks about The Ice Passage on Bookbits radio. Shadow of the Bear: Travels in Vanishing Wilderness (2006). Literary Trips: Following in the Footsteps of Fame, Vol. 2] (anthology, 2001). "Articles by Brian Payton at Canadian Geographic". Retrieved 2011-05-17.

Brian Payton It begins as a mission of mercy.

It begins as a mission of mercy. Instead of rescuing lost comrades, the Investigator’s officers and crew soon find themselves trapped in their own ordeal, facing starvation, madness, and death on the unknown Polar Sea.

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A True Story of Ambition, Disaster, and Endurance in the Arctic Wilderness. Brian Payton on his inspiration for The Ice Passage. In the summer of 2007, I traveled to Banks Island - the westernmost island of Canada’s Arctic Archipelago - to collect information for a story about climate change. That summer turned out to be a historic one: The fabled Northwest Passage, which passes along the north and west coast of the island, was not only open for the first time in recorded history, it was virtually ice-free. In the community of Sachs Harbour (pop.

The Ice Passage : A True Story of Ambition, Disaster, and Endurance in the Arctic Wilderness. It begins as a mission of mercy.

A thrilling account of suffering and survival,The Ice Passage charts an epic quest from desire to destiny.It begins as a mission of mercy. Four and a half years after the disappearance of Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin and his two ships, HMS Investigator sets sail in search of them. Instead of rescuing lost comrades, the Investigator’s officers and crew soon find themselves trapped in their own ordeal, facing starvation, madness, and death on the unknown Polar Sea. If only they can save themselves, they will bring back news of perhaps the greatest maritime achievement of the age: their discovery of the elusive Northwest Passage between Europe and the Orient.In addition to their Great Success, the “Investigators” are the first Europeans to contact the Inuit of the western Arctic archipelago, and the first to record sustained observations of the local wildlife and climate. But the cost of hubris, ignorance, daring, and deceit is soon laid bare. In the face of catastrophe, a desperate rescue plan is made to send away the weakest men to meet their fate on the ice. In a narrative rich with insight and grace, Brian Payton reconstructs the final voyage of the Investigator and the trials of her officers and crew. Drawing on long-forgotten journals, transcripts, and correspondence — some never before published — Payton weaves an astonishing tale of endurance. Along the way, he vividly evokes an Arctic wilderness we now stand to lose.From the Hardcover edition.

Comments: (6)

Narim
if you enjoy reading about the hazards and stamina of early artic explorers, you will enjoy this book. It is based on the journals of a nonmilitary interpreter and tells the story of one of the rescue ships sent to look for the lost Franklin expedition. Easy to read and interesting.
Vonalij
Really interesting about finding a "real" NW Passage
Gardagar
Nicely written story of another part of history I've taken for granted. My only small complaint is I'd love to see maps of where the events took place. Well done overall.
Gindian
A well-written account. But it sure could use some maps!
Opithris
The author pulls you into the story with a great narrative and timing. I've read the hard cover and now re-read the Kindle every chance I get. When is the Movie?
Insanity
good but wordy at times
The Ice Passage: A True Story of Ambition, Disaster, and Endurance in the Arctic Wilderness download epub
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Author: Brian Payton
ISBN: 0385665334
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Anchor Canada (September 21, 2010)
Pages: 320 pages