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Walking with the Wounded Mark McCrum

Walking with the Wounded By Mark McCrum

Walking with the Wounded by Mark McCrum

Condition - Very Good
8 in stock


* The story of an awe-inspiring expedition to the North Pole by a group of amputee soldiers. * Will be accompanied by a major documentary series to be broadcast on the BBC.

Walking with the Wounded Summary

Walking with the Wounded: The Incredible Story of Britain's Bravest Warriors and the Challenge of a Lifetime by Mark McCrum

In April 2011, four soldiers - each a hero of recent conflicts who suffered devastating injuries in the line of duty - set out on a challenge that even an able-bodied athlete would balk at. A two-hundred mile trek, unsupported, to the North Pole. It was the culmination of a journey that began long before, when two friends decided to mount an expedition that would demonstrate how remarkable our armed forces are and raise funds for the rehabilitation of injured service men and women. Little did they know that their idea would ultimately gain global attention, and royal endorsement. The year-long selection process was more physically and emotionally draining than anyone had anticipated. But by September 2010 the final team was set: the two founders, four wounded soldiers, a polar guide, and patron Prince Harry. Once they'd ventured inside the arctic circle they had to contend with new challenges. Pulling sleds weighing more then 100kg over vast swathes of ice rubble, pressure ridges and dangerous open water 'leads'; constant daylight; ground that could literally tear itself apart beneath them as they slept; and temperatures as low as -35 degrees. And all the time, they had to be alert for signs of the notoriously aggressive Polar Bears that roam the desolate landscape. With every step fraught with risk, the trek tested its participants' resilience to the limit. Each of these brave men tells their story here, along with that of the extraordinary expedition itself - the rigorous training, the meticulous preparation, and of course, the final, awe-inspiring journey across the ice. They returned as heroes again - proof that strength of mind can be every bit as powerful as strength of body, and an inspiration to us all.

Walking with the Wounded Reviews

It's an amazing, inspiring story, expertly told... Here's hoping it's the number-one bestseller it so thoroughly deserves to be -- Daily Mail Daily Mail

About Mark McCrum

Mark McCrum is an experienced author and ghostwriter whose bestsellers include Somebody, Someday with Robbie Williams and the tie-in to the BBC series Castaway.

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Walking with the Wounded: The Incredible Story of Britain's Bravest Warriors and the Challenge of a Lifetime by Mark McCrum
Used - Very Good
Little, Brown Book Group
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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