- by Earle de Blonville

Seventh Journey.

The leader's inside story of Australia's first Arctic expedition.

Seventh Journey gives you a brutally honest insight into what it takes to create and lead an outrageously ambitious expedition to one of the wildest places on earth.

This is a rare look into a leader's mind as he is forced to face one crisis after another, while carrying a high level of accountability to Patrons and key Advisors.

Share the shock of mutiny and violence, constant struggles with financial crises and equipment failure that threatened to scupper the project at every step.

Throughout, the author offers his deeply personal view of the Arctic's wild beauty, and profound philosophical insights, even as he faces death in the wilderness.

Seventh Journey is destined to become a great classic reference book for those seeking to develop their own leadership and entrepreneurship potential.

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‘A fascinating exploration of an explorer ... there are times when you'd swear he was as fictional as Patrick White's Voss'
- Phillip Adams AO
Broadcaster, film producer and author

‘A powerful story of privation, courage, obstinacy and tenacity, full of sharp insights and vividly written - an unvarnished record of a major achievement.’
- Professor Barry Jones AO
Writer, broadcaster and Australian Minister for Science 1983-90

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- Richard Gilmore
Executive Director
EarthWatch Institute

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Everest mountaineer & international speaker.
Author of international bestseller: ‘The ghost country’

‘A wonderful read and amazingly, it’s all true!’
- John Bertrand AM.
Winner of the 1983 America’s Cup.
Author of international bestseller: ‘Born to Win’.

‘A masterpiece of exploration by a poet of action.’
- Bill Green. Multi-award winning novelist.
Screenwriter: ‘Terminator 2’.

‘Has the potential to become a classic in the genre.’
- Rick Swinard. Corporate Affairs Manager,
News Limited.

‘A remarkable book and a classic of modern travel.’
- Anthony Marshall.
Award winning author and broadcaster.

‘A truly exotic experience.’
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Book reviewer & arts patron.

‘An explosive mix of physical & human drama.’

- Catherine Hammond. Editor & manuscript assessor for HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Allen & Unwin, Pearson.