The White Darkness

Nov 6, 2018

Tuesday, the writer David Grann joins us to share the remarkable and inspiring story of Henry Worsley. Inspired by the legacy of Ernest Shackleton, Worsley set out to accomplish a remarkable feat: to walk across Antarctica alone.

Tuesday, the writer David Grann joins us to share the remarkable and inspiring story of Henry Worsley. A devoted husband and father and a former British special forces officer, Worsley was obsessed with the legacy of Ernest Shackleton. He yearned to walk in Shackleton’s footsteps, both figuratively and literally. In his attempt to walk across Antarctica alone, Worsely battled life-threatening exhaustion and the unforgiving polar landscape. He also redrew the boundaries of human courage and endurance.

RadioWest's 7 p.m. rebroadcast will be pre-empted on November 6 for live coverage of the mid-term elections.

On Wednesday, November 7, David Grann will be at Weber State University to talk about his book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. That's at 11:30 in Elizabeth Hall room 229. DETAILS

David Grann is a staff writer for the New Yorker. He's the author of the books Lost City of Z and Killers of the Flower Moon. His new book about Henry Worsley, The White Darkness, originally appeared in the New Yorker [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible].