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Ejnar Mikkelsen

Against the Ice - Paperback Book

Against the Ice - Paperback Book

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A harrowing personal account of survival and the awe-inspiring power of companionship and friendship. Now a major Netflix film co-written by and starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones).

Ejnar Mikkelsen, an experienced Arctic adventurer, set out in 1909 to prove that Robert Peary's outline of the East Greenland coast was a myth, erroneous and presumably self-serving. Iver Iversen, a ship's mechanic with no experience as an explorer, joined the expedition by chance in Iceland when its boat needed repair.

Several months later, Mikkelsen and Iversen would find themselves cut off from the world. During their ordeal, they would suffer every imaginable Arctic travail: implacable cold, scurvy, starvation, frostbite, snow blindness, plunges into icy seawater, impossible sledding conditions, Vitamin A poisoning, debilitated dogs, apocalyptic storms, gaping crevasses, and assorted mortifications of the flesh.

Three years of this, coupled with seemingly no hope of rescue, would drive almost anyone to madness and despair, yet the two retained their sanity, as well as their humor, because they had each other.

206 pages
Dimensions: 5.47 x 0.62 x 8.21 inches

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