Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica's Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night Free Audiobook Download by Julian Sancton
The Belgian Antarctic Expedition had to prepare for an extreme, dangerous and exposed journey into the dark depths of Antarctica, one in which they would be racing against time. As they set off, they knew that they were going to have to make sure that their ship would survive the harsh icy conditions, but it was still a surprise when she entered into the raging blizzard that blanketed the southernmost extremity of the earth. With little hope of getting out alive and even less light in sight, they battled through the storm with only hope pushing them on.
The poor Belgica has suffered at the hands of Mother Nature. It has been battered and beaten by storm after storm but its crew remain resolute in their determination to complete their mission. The ship is a sumptuous example of 19th century naval architecture. It is also one of the most remarkable ships that have ever been built and is revered for being the very first to cross both Poles, setting a new record in 1873.
The Belgica went to Antarctica for the first time in 1976. The ship offered more than just scientific research, it also carried an adventurous crew who were open to new experiences. Julian Sancton's book covers the ship's voyage from Australia to Antarctica and is a fantastic account of one of the most dangerous voyages in history.
When eighty-three year old explorer Edmond Halley leads an expedition to the Antarctic for the first time, he is accompanied by his grandson Julian, a young man who is not only in awe of his grandfather's heroics but also wants to be like him. As they arrive at the edge of the continent and its uncharted Dark Continent, Halley creates a game for his grandson. He tells him that if he can make it to the Belgica without turning back, he'll take him on an even more risky journey into Antarctica's interior. Realizing that this might be his only chance to live out his dream of traveling deep into the ice fields, Julian pushes himself to achieve what seems impossible.
The Belgica's journey into the dark Antarctic night is a true story about an oceanographic research mission to discover life in the waters of Antarctica. The novel takes place from the point of view of multiple protagonists, including Captain Sven Larsen, his wife Helene, and their crew.
It is a journey into the unknown. The Belgica, a research vessel on an Antarctic expedition to study penguins, is stopped by something it has never seen before: a floating ice shelf in direct sunlight. As they explore the newly discovered region of darkness, Julian Sancton must lead his crew through one of the most incredible polar experiences ever recorded.
|Duration||13 hours 28 minutes|
|Is It Free?||30-days Free|