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David Roberts

Biography

David Roberts

David Roberts is the winner of the Prix Méditerrané and the grand prize at the Banff Mountain Book Festival. He is the author of THE MOUNTAIN OF MY FEAR and DEBORAH. He lives in Massachusetts.

David Roberts

Books by David Roberts

by David Roberts - Adventure, History, Nonfiction, Travel

On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. He plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the will to haul himself back to the surface. On February 8th, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizably skeletal, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, “Which one are you?”