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In 2018, Captain Louis Rudd, MBE, walked into the history books when he finished a solo, unsupported crossing of Antarctica, pulling a 130kg-sledge laden with his supplies for more than 900 miles. Louis’ skills had been honed in the SAS, on operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, but now - in the most hostile environment on Earth - they would be tested like never before. Alone on the ice, Louis battled through whiteouts, 50-mph gales and temperatures of -30 degrees Celsius. It would take all his mental strength to survive.

In this gripping book, Louis reveals how a thirst for adventure saw him join the Royal Marines at 16 and then pass the SAS selection course at only 22. He describes his first gruelling polar expedition with legendary explorer Lieutenant Colonel Henry Worsley in 2011 and the leadership challenges he faced a few years later when he led a team of Army Reservists across Antarctica. And he takes us with him step by painful step as he pushes himself to the limit, travelling alone on his epic and lonely trek across the continent’s treacherous ice fields and mountains. 

With edge-of-the-seat storytelling, Endurance is an awe-inspiring account of courage and resilience by a remarkable man.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Captain Louis Rudd (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

Critic reviews

"Resilience and tenacity against the odds. An extraordinary tale of bravery, written with humility by the toughest of the tough." (Levison Wood)

"Gipping pulse-racing adventure by a true legend. Louis Rudd's courage and determination is admirable." (Andy McNab)

"Capt Rudd is an inspiration to us all, I believe his name will go down in polar history." (Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE)

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Beyond belief!

Mankind would never have developed without men like Captain Rudd. Louis,I salute you. A great book.

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what a fantastic book, loved every second of it and found it so inspirational to always push and go just that little bit further.

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Throughly enjoyable listen

A honest, well read book from a accomplished adventurer. The book goes into great detail on his arctic explorations and the reality/challenge of polar expeditions. Motivational stuff. Very little in the way of stories and background of his time in the SAS, but it was almost welcome because the polar expedition pieces were excellent listening. Hope to see many more books from him. A cut of skill and class above other special forces books of late.

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inspirational read

massively inspiring book!! enjoyed it immensely, very likeable man. its definitely peaked my interest in polar travel.

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epic story told by a truly inspirational character

fantastic account, I've listened to this twice now and enjoyed the second time even more. what an exceptional feat of endurance and told with great eloquence and detail. I wish that I could summon the will and drive to attempt something like this

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Download it now! Fantastic book

What an amazing book. Enjoyed it from start to finish. Interesting and inspirational. Would recommend to anyone

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what a bloke! makes goggins look tame,to do what Lou did everyday in those conditions is outstanding and makes you want to do it yourself

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Oh so nearly!

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When Louis cut his earphones I desperately wanted him to bin all technology and get as near to Shackelton and Scott days as possible. I have great admiration for Louis' endeavours yet I am absolutely in awe and biwildered at the way the legends did it in the early 1900s. I feel technology and health+safety are a blessing and a curse. No man shall experience Antartica like the lucky few did in the golden era of polar exploration. fascinating.