Berserk in the Antarctic

Sailing to the World’s Most Untameable Continent

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Ebook
  • Pages: 272
  • Price: £4.79
  • Publication date: 5 January 2005
  • ISBN: 9781840249781

About the book

‘This is suicide!’ Manuel screamed frantically.

So begins an amazing true story of a journey to Antarctica in a 27-foot sailing boat. After travelling through South America to Tierra del Fuego, the only continent David had never visited beckoned to him across treacherous waters. Ships booked for scientific expeditions wouldn’t take him, and tourist cruises didn’t appeal. Then he saw a little boat in the harbour, its name hand-painted in red on the hull: Berserk.

Together with a ‘crazy Viking’ and a down-on-his-luck Argentinian, the author set sail to follow Shackleton’s voyage with little idea of the tumultuous storms, mishaps and emergencies that loomed on the journey to the world’s coldest and most inaccessible continent. He brilliantly recounts their experience of the huge waves, the bleak darkness and the delicate balance of personalities where a mutiny was always in the air.