Falcon Scott, he was spellbound. The seed was sown and less than twenty years later Avery was organising his own expedition to celebrate the centenary of his childhood hero's first attempt to reach the South Pole. On 28th December 2002 Avery walked into the record books himself by becoming the youngest Briton to complete the perilous journey, his team the fastest in history to do so. Written in diary form, Pole Dance chronicles the entire, amazing journey, from a fall into a crevasse which Avery was lucky to survive, to the near-disasters and ultimate triumphs over the harshest conditions on the planet. It also explores the changes in polar travel since the days of Scott and Shackleton, and is a chilling reminder of the power and danger of the natural world, and the heroism of those who challenge it.