Endurance by Louis Rudd
In 2018, our Director of Expeditions Louis Rudd MBE walked into the history books when he finished a solo, unsupported crossing of Antarctica, pulling a 130kg pulk laden with his supplies for 925 miles. Louis’ skills had been honed in the SAS, on operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, but in the most hostile environment on earth they were tested like never before. Alone on the ice Louis battled through whiteouts, 60mph gales and temperatures of -30ºC. It would take all his mental strength to survive.
"The sense of isolation in Antarctica is unnerving. There were times when I felt as if we were the only people left on the planet – specks of nothingness on an endless white landscape, unwanted visitors to the last unpopulated place on earth." - Louis Rudd MBE
This book takes us with him, step by painful step, as he pushes himself to the limit, travelling alone on his epic and lonely trek across the continent’s treacherous ice fields and mountains. This is an extraordinary account of endurance and adventure by an inspirational man.
“I’ve spent enough time in Antarctica to know what an extremely remarkable thing Capt Rudd has achieved. I believe his name will go down in polar history.” - Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE
- 320 pages
- Published by Macmillan
“It’s an incredible story of resilience and tenacity against the odds. An extraordinary tale of bravery, written with humility by the toughest of the tough.” – Levison Wood
“Gripping pulse-racing adventure by a true legend. Louis Rudd's courage and determination is admirable.” – Andy McNab
“I’ve spent enough time in Antarctica to know what an extremely remarkable thing Capt Rudd has achieved. To have crossed the continent alone without assistance or support of any kind in the time of 56 days without a single day’s rest is nothing short of astonishing – a true testament to Lou’s mental and physical endurance. Capt Rudd is an inspiration to us all, I believe his name will go down in polar history.” – Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE