High on any list of Polar explorers would be the names Crozier, McClintock, McClure and Shackleton. But how many know they were all Irish? Seek the Frozen Lands unveils an array of Irish heroes largely unknown in modern Ireland. The sage begins with Edward Bransfield, who made one of the first sightings of the Antarctic in 1820. The story ends with the heroic age of Antarctic exploration and the burial of Shackleton in 1922 in South Georgia. Truly a story of heroism, drama and tragedy. * Similar to: Tom Crean - An Unsung Hero, Captain Francis Crozier - Last Man Standing?, Everest Calling, Ger McDonnell: His Life and His Death on K2.
Frank Nugent is an experienced mountaineer and explorer. Chairman of the Mountaineering Council of Ireland (1997 - 2000), he was Deputy Leader of the first and successful Irish Everest Expedition (1993), followed in the footsteps of Shackleton across South Georgia (1997), and sailed the Northwest Passage in Northabout, a shallow-draft boat in 2001. A member of the Alpine Club and the James Caird Society, he is a former curriculum and assessment expert with FAS Training & Employment Authority - Ireland. His latest book is In Search of Peaks, Passes and Glaciers: Irish Alpine Pioneers (2013).