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Four Degrees Celsius: A Story of Arctic Peril

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Kerry Karram has kindly arranged with her publisher (Dundurn) for the CAHS to be able to sell her book Four Degrees Celsius: A Story of Arctic Peril as a fund-raiser for the CAHS at a discounted rate for the buyer. Retail price online and at your local bookstore is $22.99 plus GST. The CAHS is offering this book for sale at $18.00 (GST included) plus $6.00 shipping per copy in Canada.

Kerry was inspired by her grandfather Andy Cruickshank’s diary to tell the story of the 1929 Arctic search and rescue efforts to save eight prospectors of the Dominion Explorers lead by C.D.H. MacAlpine. Grossly under-equipped, the expedition ran out of fuel and was stranded above the Arctic Circle. Within days, Western Canada Airways sent a rescue team headed by Captain Andy Cruickshank, in what was to become the most extensive aviation search in Canadian history. The searchers encountered trouble: turbulent weather, forced landings, and plane crashes. The prospectors were also struggling, as they waited edgily for freeze-up and the anticipated crossing to Cambridge Bay. While Cruickshank and his team were trying to reconstruct a damaged aircraft, MacAlpine and his men were forced to run more than 112 kilometres on barely frozen ice to arrive at Cambridge Bay, where they still awaited rescue.

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