Four to the Pole!: the American Women's Expedition to Antarctica, 1992-93
- List Price: $25.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Shoe String Press, Incorporated
- Publish date: 04/01/2001
- ISBN: 9780208025180
- ISBN10: 0208025189
This is a true story, told in diary excerpts, dispatches, letters, and narrative. It is an intimate account of four very different people aiming for a single goal: Ann, whose job as leader ultimately came before personal ambition; Sue, whose early worries first closed her off from others; Anne, who fought the injury and mood swings grinding her down; and Sunniva, whose sprained ankle forced her to accept help as well as give it. Because of their synergy and dedication, all four reached the Pole as a team. But as important for each was the inward journey.
Strong and strongminded women, carving out their own paths in life, are still enough of a rarity in books for teenagers to make this one special. It is illustrated with photos from the expedition.