Our first title in the Silverbear series is Letters from Everest by George Lowe, which will be released on 28 May 2013.
Sixty years after Mount Everest was first climbed, this unique book of letters celebrates, in a very personal way, this most majestic of mountains.
Although very proud of this special book, we announce this with a heavy heart, because we heard early this morning that George passed away peacefully last night.
In this touching book, published on the 60th anniversary of this first ascent, a trove of unpublished letters from the Lowe collection are brought together for the first time, to provide a vivid, behind-the-scenes witness of a climb that would make history.
We feel honoured to have spent the last few years working with George and his family on his memoirs and his photographs from his time on Everest. He was a gentle soul, a fine climber, and a wonderful man who will be sorely missed.
Kari's new book Heart of the Hero: The Remarkable Women who Inspired the Great Polar Explorers was recently launched on Captain Scott's ship Discovery in Dundee.
Heart of the Hero gives a compelling insight into the relationships that became the foundation of some of our best-loved stories of adventure, from 1791 to the present day.
In her portraits of the gifted sculptor Kathleen Scott; eccentric traveller Jane Franklin; poet Eleanor Anne Franklin; Jo Peary, the first white woman to travel in the High Arctic; the determined Emily Shackleton; the Norwegian singer Eva Nansen; and her own mother, adventurer Marie Herbert, Kari Herbert blends personal accounts of longing, betrayal, and hope with stories of peril and adventure.
We commissioned award-winning illustrator Andy Smith to create artworks for our new book project In Search of the South Pole.
Over the course of writing the book, conducting interviews and undertaking the research, we asked polar explorers, travellers, scientists and authors to describe the South Pole simply in just five words. We combined these responses with some phrases from books from the ‘heroic age’, to produce this skyscape of dreams and imagining. 'South Pole Sky' is now available as a one-off silk-screen print, limited to a collector's edition of just fifteen.
The second, entitled 'Great God!', illustrates Scott's feelings as he reached the Pole in 1912. On arriving at the South Pole in January 1912, Scott discovers that he has been forestalled to the prize by the Norwegian, Amundsen, and writes in his journal that evening: 'Great God! This is an awful place and terrible enough for us to have laboured to it without the reward of priority ... Now for the run home and a desperate struggle. I wonder if we can do it.'
Limited to one hundred copies. Both prints are available exclusively on this websi
We are delighted to announce that our book Last Days of the Arctic by Ragnar Axelsson is about to be reprinted, in association with Crymogea, Iceland. The book has been chosen as a 'book of the year' by The Times, who describe it as 'remarkable' and 'beautiful' and as 'a gift for the eyes, mind and heart'.
For more information on this title, and to see a 'flipbook' preview, please visit our books page. An exhibition to accompany the book will open in London early next year. More information will follow.
The second in our Face to Face series was released to wonderful reviews, in association with Anova Conway.
Face to Face: Ocean Portraits is a stunning visual exploration of people who have been inspired by the oceans, who voyaged to the limits of possibility, who endured unfathomable hardships on the high seas, and who have broadened the horizons of our understanding – heroes of maritime and seafaring history alongside men and women of many nations working in the modern marine environment.
For more information on this title, and to see a 'flipbook' preview, please visit our books page.
On 29 October, Polarworld, in association with the Old Royal Naval College and the Canadian High Commission, held a very special polar event in Greenwich.
A moving ceremony for the rededication of the Franklin Monument and re-internment of the remains of one of Sir John Franklin's crew, Lieutenant Henry Le Vesconte, was followed by a gala reception in the Painted Hall.
The 'polar-themed' cocktails, courtesy of Mamont Vodka, and delicious canapes were followed by a talk by Robert Grenier, Chief Underwater Archaologist, Parks Canada - all washed down with vintage Chateau Mukhrani wine. Thanks to everyone for coming. We hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did.