Pole to PoleBook - 1992
Pole to Pole is the second of Michael Palin's Great Twentieth Century Adventures. Setting out to travel from one end of the earth to the other, Palin and his team, using aircraft only as a last resort, endured extremes of heat and cold, as they crossed 17 countires on trains, trucks, ships, rafts, ski-doos, buses, barges, bicycles and balloons. Lavishly illustrated with photograohs by Basil Pao - Michael's friend and fellow-traveller on Around the World in Eighty Days - PoleTo Pole is Michael Palin's own record of the pain and pleasure of an exraordinary journey. If you love travel, have a sense of humor, or just enjoy reading about someone else's misfortunes, then this is the book for you.