Going to Extremes: Mud, Sweat and Frozen Tears

In Going to Extremes, Nick travels to the world’s hottest, coldest, wettest, and driest inhabited places. He seeks to discover not only how people manage to live in these places at all, but also why they settled there in the first place and, most intriguing of all, why on earth they stay.

He follows Stalin’s ‘Road of Bones’ across Siberia’s icy wilderness to the world’s coldest town, and crosses the world’s oldest desert, the Atacama, to visit its driest. After descending into the cauldron of the Danakil Depression to suffer the searing intensity of an Ethiopian summer, he wades through the Indian monsoon to reach the world's rainiest hills.

Geography's answer to Indiana Jones

Sunday Telegraph