Karluk: Great Untold Story of Arctic Exploration (Voyages)

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9780753811016: Karluk: Great Untold Story of Arctic Exploration (Voyages)

William Laird McKinlay was a twenty-five-year-old Scottish schoolteacher when he set out as meteorologist on this 1913 expedition to the Arctic. Barely before the expedition had begun Karluk, their ship, was crushed and sunk in ice. He narrates the story of the crew's nightmare struggle for survival in the face of ignorance, lack of leadership and appalling conditions. No attempt had been made to select the crew for compatibility or strength of character, and they were untrained in any skills essential to survival in the Arctic. So they were left stranded in the Arctic ice while their leader continued his northern exploration, not returning for five years. Eight men died moving across the heaving ice floes, one man shot himself, two died of malnutrition and the rest barely managed to keep alive until rescue came. The account of their ordeal is a deeply moving tribute to human courage and endurance and, above all, to man's overpowering will to live.

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William Laird McKinlay served on the Western Front after surviving this expedition. After the war he returned to Scotland and for many years was a headmaster in Greenock. He died in 1983 at the age of 95.

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Descripción Phoenix, London, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Reprint. The Karluk was lead vessel in Stefansson's five-year exploration of the Arctic which began in 1913. The party set off packed with novices including scientists and even children who were never told what hazards they could face. When the Karluk became caught in an ice floe and eventually sank, Stefansson abandoned its passengers and crew to their fate and continued with his expedition. Meanwhile, all 25 aboard the Karluk managed to escape but found themselves stranded on the ice with few provisions and no idea of how to cope in such brutal conditions. Only the captain, Robert Bartlett, and an Eskimo helper offered any hope of salvation. These two set off on a 700-mile, six-month journey across the ice to Siberia to find help. But when they returned, 11 of their stranded companions were dead. It beggars belief now, but Stefansson was hailed a hero while Capt Bartlett and his stricken party were written off as an inconvenient footnote to the mission. The inside story of the scandal went untold for decades until, just before his death, William Laird McKinlay related his tale as the final survivor of the Karluk. In this gripping account he tells of his naivety in setting out as a 24-year-old scientist who trusted in the bland assurances of Stefansson that nothing could go wrong. The months of suffering, the infighting that broke out among the survivors as they awaited rescue, and the perils from nature's worst excesses are all described in lurid detail. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 1714

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