Ice Journey: A story of adventure, escape and salvation

Ice Journey: A story of adventure, escape and salvation

by Dave Morgan


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Ice Journey is the biography of Vietnam veteran DaveMorgan, whose long career in meteorology culminatedwith a life-changing expedition to Antarctica.Like many of his fellow soldiers, Dave tried to present a "normal" face to the world while battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It was a debilitating struggle that ultimately sparked a personal obsession to escape the bonds of average Australian society.In his early fifties, Dave turned to the seclusion andhardship of Antarctic research where postings toMacquarie Island, Davis Station and a prized position at Casey Station, finally forced him to face his fears, deal with his PTSD and come to terms with his experiences as a soldier in Vietnam.Dave carries his deeply buried demons from the jungles of Vietnam to the icy peaks of Antarctica; his journey to the ice fulfilling a lifelong dream while making him feel safe for the first time in 30 years. His experiences as an expeditioner on the starkly beautiful, harsh and inhospitable 'ice' was at once intoxicating and isolating, providing the catalyst for Dave to finally face his fears.It is an emotional journey that transports the reader from the terror of a young soldier fighting far away from home to exhilaration on the ice far from the rest of the world. It is a story filled with vivid landscapes and humour before a shocking final twist that ends his final posting in heartwrenching fashion. While the ghosts of Vietnam still exist inside Dave, Ice Journey is an invitation to share in his experiences and the dream that helped him stop running and begin to heal."Living in Antarctica was peaceful, and so different. I could've lived there quite happily for the next 20 years. Though harsh and dangerous, I felt saferdown there than I ever will here."Dave Morgan

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ISBN-13: 9780980658248
Publisher: Big Sky Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2010
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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