The Other Side of the Ice: One Family’s Treacherous Journey Negotiating the Northwest Passage
by Theobald, Sprague & Allan Kreda
Theobald, a filmmaker and experienced sailor, considered the Northwest Passage the ultimate uncharted territory. What he did not imagine before he pointed his bow in its direction was just how life-changing finally cruising the Passage would be. Reuniting his children and stepchildren after an ugly divorce 15 years earlier, the family sets out with unanswered questions, untold hurts, and unspoken mistrusts hanging over their heads. Unrelenting cold, hungry polar bears, and a haunting landscape littered with sobering artifacts from the tragic 1845 Franklin Expedition, as well as personality clashes that threaten to tear the crew apart, make this a harrowing story of survival, adventure, and, ultimately, redemption.