Erling Kagge

Philosophy for Polar Explorers
  • Philosophy for Polar Explorers


    'Erling Kagge is an author for our noisy times, full of a rare and deeply redemptive languor and perspective. He gently invites us to be as he already is - and thereby transforms and consoles us' Alain de Botton

    Although most of us have never attempted to climb Everest or trek alone to the South Pole, we each of us have our own mountains to scale throughout our lifetimes, and our own poles to reach. And no matter where your compass is pointing to, you'll need to get up, gather your resources and, at times, screw your courage to the sticking place.

    Erling Kagge was the first man in history to reach all of the Earth's poles by foot - the North, the South and the summit of Everest. In Philosophy for Polar Explorers, he summarises all that he has learned from his many expeditions in sixteen concise lessons. From getting up early to eating just the right amount to learning how to be alone, he explores what it means to live a successful and fulfilled life, both on and off the ice.

    Part meditation, part explorer's handbook, this an expert guide on how we can all go further, achieve more, and discover a more meaningful existence.

RELEASED 07/11/2019

Erling Kagge is an explorer who was the first in history to reach the 'three poles' - North, South and the summit of Everest. He now lives in Oslo where he runs a publishing house. He is the author of multiple books, including Silence, which is published in 33 languages, and Walking.