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South: The Endurance Expedition by Sir Ernest Shackleton is the factual blow-by-blow narrative of the ill-fated polar expedition of the Endurance from the mouth of the Captain, Sir Ernest Shackleton, himself.
The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition was perhaps the most ambitious, elaborate and confident of all the British attempts to master the South Pole. Like the others it ended in disaster, with the Endurance first trapped and then crushed to pieces in the ice and its crew trapped in the Antarctic, seemingly doomed to a slow and horrible death. In the face of extraordinary odds, Shackleton, the expedition’s leader, decided on the only course that might just save them: a 700 nautical mile voyage in a small boat across the ferocious Southern Ocean in the forlorn hope of reaching the only human habitation within range: a small whaling station on the rugged, ice-sheeted island of South Georgia.
Part adventure tale, part story of survival, the British explorer’s detailed journal is one of the most gripping tales of heroism and survival in the face of almost certain death to have ever been told.
“In Shackleton’s Footsteps” with AE Expeditions
Follow in the footsteps of ‘the Boss’ on this quintessential 20 day polar voyage, from the serene ice of the deep south to the subantarctic wildlife paradise of South Georgia. Experience the Antarctic Peninsula and set foot on the continent before making your way north to the spectacular Antarctic Sound, gateway to the Weddell Sea. Embrace the adventure as you voyage further east, navigating as far as possible into the Weddell Sea, where Shackleton’s Endurance met its fate. From here set a course to Elephant Island, the desolate outpost where Shackleton and his men finally made landfall after 497 days at sea.
On the final leg of your voyage, follow the course of the James Caird across the Scotia Sea to South Georgia, where Shackleton’s voyage reached its remarkable conclusion. As you retrace the steps of this historic voyage, your expert expedition team will be by your side to enrich your journey with insights, wildlife-spotting tips and stories of Shackleton’s epic adventure.
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How to win a copy of
South: The Endurance Expedition by Sir Ernest Shackleton
South tells the story of an astonishing expedition. Comment below to tell us about an expedition cruise you have enjoyed or are keen to experience. The best entry will win a copy of this book.
A winner will be chosen at random in early February 2024.
The competition closes on 31 January 2024.
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