• "'The Worst Journey in the World is to travel what War and Peace is to the novel... a masterpiece'"

    New York Review of Books
  • "The best polar book there is"

  • "Probably the best adventure yarn ever published"

  • "Remains the masterpiece of heroic travel"

    The Times
  • "The finest book ever written about Antarctic exploration as well as a great literary classic"

    Peter Matthiessen