Reviews

  • "Herzog's existential journey through a hostile winter landscape is one of the great modern pilgrimages - a record of physical suffering, of hallucination and ecstatic revelation, of portents and animals, of the wreckage of history and myth. Of Walking in Ice has the eerie power of the best fairtales. It hits you with the force of dreams and leaves you with the taste of snow-filled air."

    Helen MacDonald, author H is for Hawk, winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction
  • "'Surely the strangest, strongest walking book I know, it tells the story of a winter pilgrimage, made in desperation and in hope. At once a diary, a blizzard of weather and memories, and the record of a ritual: only Herzog could have written this weird, slender classic.' Robert Macfarlane"

    Robert Macfarlane
  • "Herzog's pilgrimage is a fugue and an absurdist comedy as rich as anything in his cinema'. Iain Sinclair"

    Iain Sinclair