Endurance by Alfred Lansing

This book would be difficult to put down as a work of fiction; the fact that it is real makes it almost impossible. The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition would be an attempt to cross the Antarctic continent for the first time. Led by experienced polar explorer Ernest Shackleton, a hand picked crew would attempt to sailContinue reading “Endurance by Alfred Lansing”

The Greatest Survival Story Ever Told

Humans are pre-programmed to survive as a species; there is an inbuilt survival mode known as fight or flight, which causes our bodies to release noradrenaline (also known as norepinephrine) in response to a threat, readying the body to run from, or fight off the threat. This was particularly important in pre-historic times when predatorsContinue reading “The Greatest Survival Story Ever Told”