"Seventh Journey is Bruce Chatwin with soul. Earle de Blonville transcends Chatwin's aloofness by inviting the reader into the souls of the people and places he touches, without losing any of the descriptive richness of In Patagonia."

- Dr Jennifer Gidley, President: World Futures Studies Federation (UNESCO)

Seventh Journey
, the leader's inside story of Australia's first expedition to the Arctic, is the first Australian contribution to the canon of Arctic literature.

The expedition began during a snow climb in 1977, as a whisper about Gino Watkins, a young explorer who disappeared in a hunting kayak and whose 1931 journey needed to be retraced. Nine years and two million dollars later, four men in search of Watkins were struggling to survive early winter storms on the Arctic coast. Eleven years after their miraculous survival, the author began this book, and a further 13 years later it was published in its current form as an Author's Private Edition. The journey from inspiration to publication spanned 33 years, which must be some kind of record.

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Seventh Journey