Roald Amundsen, “the last of the Vikings,” left his mark on the Heroic Era as one of the most successful polar explorers ever. Lynne gives us in South with the Sun a full-scale account of the explorer’s life and expeditions.
We see Amundsen the first to travel the Northwest Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, making his way the length of the treacherous ice-bound route in his small ship Gjøa.
Cox describes how Amundsen succeeded in his quests where other adventurer-explorers failed. Cox then honors the explorers by swimming segments of the Amundsen’s journey, describing her experience as a modern-day explorer.
Released in paperback 2012