Captain Louis Rudd was a Royal Marine Commando for six years before joining the SAS, in which he served for over two decades. He is a veteran of military campaigns in Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq and has also taken part in four major polar expeditions. His first, the Scott Amundsen Centenary Race Expedition, involved two teams of soldiers who followed the same routes taken a hundred years earlier by the two greatest explorers of the era. He then led the SPEAR17 Expedition - an Army Reserve team crossing of Antarctica - for which he was awarded an MBE. He led another team traversing Greenland in 2018, and later that year he made history as the first Briton ever to complete a solo, unsupported crossing of Antarctica. Endurance is his first book.
I've spent enough time in Antarctica to know what an extremely remarkable thing Capt Rudd has achieved. To have crossed the continent alone without assistance or support of any kind in the time of 56 days without a single day's rest is nothing short of astonishing - a true testament to Lou's mental and physical endurance. Capt Rudd is an inspiration to us all, I believe his name will go down in polar history. * Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE * Gripping pulse-racing adventure by a true legend. Louis Rudd's courage and determination is admirable. * Andy McNab * It's an incredible story of resilience and tenacity against the odds. An extraordinary tale of bravery, written with humility by the toughest of the tough. * Levison Wood *