On Thin Ice: A woman’s journey to the North Pole – by Matty L. McNair
An utterly superb read, but who the hell is Matty McNair and how did I come across her? Answer – Top Gear!!
Recall the race to the North Pole episode where Clarkson and Clown took a Batmobile across the terrain and the Hamster (accompanied by a woman) took a dog sled? Well that (super)woman was Matty. Hard to forget those scenes where she was kite skiing the white stuff. Incredible program – and an incredible book. It’s more than a little humbling to see a woman who is far tougher and more adventurous than you are as a man 🙂