Having served in the Royal Air Force's Mountain Rescue Service for over 20 years, Warrant Officer Al Sylvester found himself posted on promotion to the RAF's Headquarters at High Wycombe, away from the mountains and the life he had lived and breathed for two decades. As he started his tour of duty, he followed his dream of organising his toughest and most challenging expedition of leading the RAF with their first unsupported attempt to the Geographic South Pole. Peaks to the Pole provides a compelling account of one man's willingness for his team to succeed, describing the mental and physical stresses, endless sleepless nights and the boundless determination to reach the centre of Antarctica. This inspiring story describes how his team survives temperatures of one of Antarctica's coldest seasons, with temperatures as low as -50 degrees as they painstakingly skied to the bottom of the earth.Not foreseeing the events that happens on the ice, Al returns home and endures the heart breaking challenges of sustaining frostbite which desperately spiralled into depression. Read how he crawls back from such adversities to rekindle his life to once more inspire people to take on their own challenge of a lifetime.