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Four Degrees Celsius: A Story of Arctic Peril
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Four Degrees Celsius: A Story of Arctic Peril (Paperback)

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A dramatic story of the rescue of eight men on a prospecting mission in the Arctic that covers a period of four suspenseful months in the fall of 1929.







This true story began in August 1929. A group of eight prospectors, led by C.D.H. MacAlpine of the Dominion Explorers, flew into the Arctic in search of mineral wealth. Grossly underequipped, the expedition ran out of fuel and was stranded above the Arctic Circle. Within days, Western Canada Airways sent a rescue team headed by Captain Andy Cruickshank, in what was to become the most extensive aviation search in Canadian history.



The searchers encountered trouble: turbulent weather, forced landings, and plane crashes. The prospectors were also struggling, as they waited edgily for freeze-up and the anticipated crossing to Cambridge Bay. While Cruickshank and his team were trying to reconstruct a damaged aircraft, MacAlpine and his men were forced to run more than 112 kilometres on barely frozen ice to arrive at Cambridge Bay, where they still awaited rescue.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsHistorical geographyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the AmericasScience & MathematicsGeographyGeographical discovery & explorationTransportAircraft: general interest Publisher: Dundurn Group Ltd Publication Date: 31/05/2012 ISBN-13: 9781459700512  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Kerry Karram just recently found Andy Cruickshank's diary tucked inside a worn, yellowed envelope. Using her grandfather Andy's journal she chronicles the most extensive aviation search and rescue in Canadian history. Four Degrees Celsius reflects her deep interest in Canadian history, and her love for the North. She lives in North Vancouver.

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