Polar Travel & Exploration

Few destinations present the challenges and conditions that confront travelers to the North and South Poles. Countless explorers have attempted travel to the poles, but few have reached their intended destinations. The extreme cold and desolate landscapes present incredible obstacles—making accounts of polar expeditions incredibly exciting. Explorers like Sir Edmund Hillary have written first-hand accounts of their adventures, and historians have thoroughly documented the numerous polar expeditions. Though polar travel represents a niche all its own, it’s also an excellent dovetail to a travel-focused rare book collection.