'Avery has electrified the exploration world ... He is shaping up to join the ranks of such British immortals as Sir Ranulph Fiennes' Sunday Times. A fascinating, exciting tale of polar adventure by the youngest and fastest Briton to reach the South Pole. Tom Avery is a highly promotable young author. He has already attracted widespread media coverage for his achievements. '[A] dramatic account of a record-breaking journey' Conde Nast Traveller. 'This book brings home the real heroism of contemporary expeditions and the amazing accomplishment of Avery's journey' Winning Breaks. 'Told with huge enthusiasm and illustrated by some powerful pictures. We hear about the day he fell through a crevasse within hours of beginning the 705-mile trek and we can share in his joy at reaching the bottom of the world 45 days later. A real-life adventure' Daily Mail. 'Avery manages to convey the daily traumas of life on the ice with wit and enthusiasm. An awe-inspiring tale of polar adventure' Geographical. Tom Avery recently completed a record-breaking North Pole expedition, which also attracted widespread media coverage.
Tom Avery was brought up in Sussex, Brazil and France, and graduated from Bristol University with a degree in geography and geology. His outdoor career includes rock and ice climbs in Wales and Scotland, expeditions to the South American Andes, French Alps and New Zealand, and a pioneering expedition to the previously unexplored Eastern Zaalay Mountains of Central Asia. He now spends time raising funds for The Prince's Trust (for whom he is an ambassador) and planning his next adventure. He is also an official ambassador for the London 2012 Olympic bid, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
'Written in diary form, this chronicles the entire amazing journey, its near-disasters and its ultimate triumph.' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'His [Avery] book will become a text book for those who like to walk on the wild side' NEWCASTLE JOURNAL