20,000 Miles South, A Pan American Adventure, first released in 1957, is the inspiring tale of Helen and Frank Schreiber (and their German shepherd, Dinah), who effectively journeyed from the Arctic Circle in Alaska to the southern tip of Tierra del Fuego in Argentina. The couple comprehensive this in a changed war-surplus amphibious jeep, in a position to touring on water in addition to land. regardless of the negative or non-existent roads, innumerable mechanical problems, and delays whereas vague yet invaluable records have been processed, the couple reached their southern vacation spot in 18 months of shuttle. incorporated are 38 pages of maps and illustrations.
From the dust-jacket:Helen and Frank Schreider are precise adventurers. Their dream was once to force the size of the Americas, from town of Circle, Alaska (just outdoor the Arctic Circle), to the world's southernmost city, Ushuaia, in Tierra del Fuego. Dinah, their German shepherd, went with them. they're the 1st humans in heritage to have made this journey. They got here again with a whale of a story.
A examine Helen Schreider's map will exhibit that the seagoing and mountain-climbing talents in their amphibious jeep. los angeles Tortuga, have been placed to a rugged try through the eighteen thrill-packed months the Schreiders have been below manner. they did not simply force from Circle to Ushuaia—much of ways there are not any roads. a number of the rivers that slice in the course of the jungle are unbridged; the jungle itself frequently rears up in an impenetrable wall, and the natives simply shake their heads and say. “Turn back.” Undaunted, the Schreiders hacked their manner with machetes in the course of the steaming jungles of southern Mexico, have been pressured to place out during the big surf into the faraway from pacific Pacific, island-hopped around the reef-ribbed Caribbean, rode out a typhoon at sea, and crawled to nearly 16 thousand toes within the Peruvian Andes. they're the 1st to have reached South the USA in a wheeled motor vehicle less than its personal power.
La Tortuga served them good and got here away along with her proportion of honors: she's the 1st “ship” ever to were weighed in on dry land for passage throughout the Panama Canal and to have pushed as much as the port captain's door to select up her pilot.
Everywhere the Schreiders went from picnics between Inca ruins to embassy cocktail events, existence one of the San Blas Indians to Christmas vacation trips as visitors of a Patagonian sheep rancher — they have been faced with interesting points of interest and sounds and scents and a clean problem to their adaptability and transparent pondering within the face of chance. lots of their attractions are preserved in Frank's extraordinary photos and Helen's good-looking drawings. The sounds and scents, too—and their reactions to them, and to the delights and perils they discovered alongside the way—are captured at the pages of 20,000 Miles South. it is a e-book jam-packed with the chuffed glow of discovery, the convenience, attraction, and backbone of its younger authors, and the fascinations and romance of remote areas. The Schreiders met and have been married whereas in college—UCLA, the place Helen was once learning portray and Frank was once learning engineering. After their go back from this day trip Frank used to be elected to club within the Explorers membership. they're now engrossed in plans for his or her subsequent experience. Dinah has indicated that she wish to move along
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