Cherry is an excellent biography, well-informed, witty, sympathetic, modest, rewarding multiple readings.
The Worst Journey is one to keep always. It is Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s long-considered account of the archetypal polar expedition; his own winter journey to Cape Crozier; Scott’s trek to the Pole and not-quite-back-again; and the aftermath. It’s long, but the detail and intense reflection is what absorbs you into a disturbing, immersive reading of the book.
This is the real deal: a driven writer unveiling an extremity which he uniquely, and irretrievably, knew.