Saturday, November 2, 2019

The eight best tales of endurance

Emily Chappell worked as a cycle courier in London for many years, telling her story in What Goes Around. Since then she has explored the world on her bike and committed to supporting others to do the same, as a founder of The Adventure Syndicate.

Her new book is Where There's A Will: Hope, Grief and Endurance in a Cycle Race Across a Continent.

At the Guardian, Chappell tagged the eight best stories of survival, including:
Failure was at the heart of Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 expedition to Antarctica, his ship Endurance crushed by pack ice. The journey, as recounted in his book South, was remarkable not only because the entire 28-man crew survived their estrangement from the world for 22 months, but also for the relative good humour Shackleton reports.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue