The Expedition: Two Parents Risk Life and Family in an Extraordinary Quest to the South Pole


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5.5 X 8.4 X 0.9 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Chris Fagan and her husband became the first American married couple to ski without guide, resupply or other assistance to the South Pole. She has summited Denali, in Alaska; run 100-mile trail races through the mountains; canoed the hippo-laden Zambezi River, in Zimbabwe; and biked through remote Tanzania. Her adventurous spirit shines through in her work as a consultant, trainer, speaker, and writer. For over two decades, Chris and her company, SparkFire, have helped Fortune 500 companies develop innovative new products and services. Along the way, she's trained hundreds of people in creative thinking processes. A popular keynote speaker, Chris consistently gains praise for her dynamic style and natural spark. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, teenage son, and two labs, Winston and Kiya. The Expedition is her first book.


"Chris Fagan's new book is a wonderful story of a husband and wife coming together as they conquer the daily hardships and challenges of an extreme journey. The story is a celebration of what it takes to meet big goals and dreams, as well as a testimony to an enduring partnership." --Helen Thayer, author of Polar Dream and Walking to Gobi "Chris has written a wonderful book, as honest and revealing of her emotions as the physical challenges she endured. She draws the reader into her life and family in a powerful way. I wouldn't be surprised if she finds complete strangers, thinking they know her, showing up to share a cup of tea. This book is going on my recommended reading list." --Steve Jones, Expeditions Manager at Antarctica Logistics and Expeditions "The Expedition is an epic, heartwarming story about moxie and the power of family. Travel to the coldest and southernmost reaches of planet earth where Chris and Marty dig deep into their reserves and ultimately strengthen their bond of marriage in this remarkably told story. Bravo!" --Susan Conrad, author of Inside: One Woman's Journey Through the Inside Passage "The gaze of polar narratives are all too often focused exclusively on the destination, at the expense of the real heart of any journey--the family and the support network back home that make it all possible in the first place and that determine so much of who we are as individuals. The Expedition is the first polar account I have read that has given 'home' equal billing to the 'ice'. Congratulations on a heartfelt memoir and a journey completed with integrity." --Felicity Aston, author of Call of the White, Alone in Antarctica and Chasing Winter "In her stunning memoir The Expedition, Chris Fagan details her trip with her husband, Marty, through remote, harsh, and otherworldly Antarctica, a place that presents challenges unlike any others on Earth. . . . Intimate and brutally honest, Fagan's story is about the dynamics of relationships, too--with oneself, one's partner, family, and community." --Kristine Morris, Foreword Reviews