The day war broke out on 8 August 1914, Endurance slipped its mooring and sailed for South America. The crew were about to make history – traversing the Antarctic continent for the very first time. But instead, their ship became stuck in the ice and later sunk. The expedition had become a fight for survival.
Ice Breaker! is the true nailbiting story of how the exceptional sailing and navigation skills of New Zealander Captain Frank Worsley and the legendary leadership skills of Sir Ernest Shakleton guided the crew along icebergs, across wild and dangerous seas to two sub-Antarctic islands.
This captivating survival story of Ice Breaker! combines Maria Gill’s action-packed writing with Alistair Hughes’ stunning watercolour illustrations in this epic polar adventure.