Major Mahesh Patel
The Antarctica Expedition – My Dream Come Trueby: Major Mahesh Patel
The manuscript is a first-hand account of the expression of the author as a member of the 8th wintering team of India to the coldest, driest windiest, and frozen continent “ANTARCTICA”. It is the 5th largest continent, nearly twice the size of Australia, and the least populated continent with an average ice thickness of 1.9 kilometers. The book indicates the selection and training of the team members to execute various engineering tasks on their own to ensure the survival of the entire team. It describes in more or less chronological order the journey of the author throughout the expedition and deals with the challenges and hazards of the harsh winter and how tasks were executed in the hostile environment.
This is a must-read for all those who love adventure and its aim is also to motivate others to embark on such similar adventurous journeys.´
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