STEPHEN HADDELSEY is the author of three previous books on the history of polar exploration: Born Adventurer: The Life of Frank Bickerton, Ice Captain: The Life of J.R. Stenhouse and Shackleton's Dream: Fuchs, Hillary and the Crossing of Antarctica (nominated for the William Mills Prize for Polar Literature). He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and is currently working with the British Antarctic Survey on plans to excavate 'South Ice', the forward base of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, which was abandoned in January 1958. ALAN CARROLL was base leader at Port Lockroy, Antarctica, from 1954 to 1957 and was heavily involved in Cold War-related operations there. Alan is the Historic Adviser to the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust and was awarded the Polar Medal in 2008.
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