To the Ice and Beyond

I stood alone in the cockpit of Astral Express, peering into the fog. To the west, in the invisible distance, the vertical slopes of Baffin Island plunged into the sea. At this latitude, most of North America sprawled behind me, to the south and west. Greenland’s icy wastes lay some 125 miles to the east.

At around 73 degrees north, and well inside the Arctic Circle, I had reached the ice edge…

Mary Egan Publishing, 2016

Kiwi yachtsman Graeme Kendall was the first person to sail the Northwest Passage solo non-stop. Sailing east to west, he knocked off the “Everest of sailing” in just 12 days – the fastest recorded – as part of his extraordinary solo circumnavigation of the globe.

“You not only helped make my book To The Ice And Beyond a best seller, but caused it to be appreciated and enjoyed by all ages and genders. A great experience to work with you and your input to help expand and clarify my story was invaluable. Thanks” — Graeme Kendall MNZM

To the Ice and Beyond is a great read for adventure lovers… It’s a great book to have on the bedside table as the adventures he faces as he sails around the world channel into lively and limitless dreams for the reader” — Amie Lightbourne, The Reader, Booksellers New Zealand Blog

“All in all, this is a book to be savoured, to be read time and again.”
— Dr Tom Schnackenberg OBE