Collaboration at the End of the World

Gil: I first met Rob Swan in spring 2008, and two weeks later I joined him on a ship traveling to Antarctica. It was, as Bogart says in Casablanca, the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Our collaboration has come to fruition with the publication of Rob's book: Antarctica 2041: My Quest to Save the Earth's Last Wilderness. The book tells the story of Rob's life, as a polar explorer who became the first man to walk to both poles (as Rob would amend that statement, "I was the first man stupid enough to walk to both poles"). It's a rollicking tale, as they say, full of ups and downs, tracing the author's progress until he finally arrives at his present-day position as a climate activist.