To The Ice and Beyond



Kiwi yachtsman Graeme Kendall was the first person to sail the Northwest Passage solo non-stop. Sailing east to west, he knocked off the “Everest of sailing” in just 12 days - the fastest recorded - as part of his extraordinary solo circumnavigation of the globe.

This is a story of determination, meticulous planning and rugged courage. All alone for 193 days in his purpose-built yacht Astral Express, Kendall crossed 28,000 miles of ocean, facing some of the Earth’s most terrifying seas. An enthralling adventure, To The Ice And Beyond will inspire you to live your dreams, and to never give up.


“Graeme, just finished your book. Incredible, inspirational... couldn't put it down!”

- Sir Graham Henry


“... this is a book to be savoured, to be read time and again.”

- Foreward by Dr Tom Schnackenberg OBE