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Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Inspires a New Generation the need to find a safe anchorage for the Endurance in the Weddell Sea. . www. On 21 February Endurance, still held fast, drifted to her most southerly latitude, 76°58′S. Thereafter she began moving. L’Aventura Antarctica: Immagini e Storia [Antarctic Adventure: Pictures and History]. () Worsley, F. A. Endurance An Epic of Polar Adventure. ().

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lz As far as true survival stories go, or the utmost extreme conditions that man could possibly endure, and yet survive; this has got to be it. View all 4 comments. The first hand story of an amazing survival story based on Shackleton’s memory and journals his and others. See SpenceConrad p, TaurusRosove Dec 16, Beata rated it it was amazing.

The quest for Shackleton and his crew was perhaps the greatest quest of all; it was the fight for survival, a battle against insurmountable odds, a fight with the worst that the elements could offer — this was a voyage of the human condition at its finest, endurancf quest to find a place of safety, the fight for life and the fight to find a way home. Photography by Jane Ussher and essays by Nigel Watson, A unique and hauntingly beautiful photographic study of the Antarctic huts that served as pa bases for explorations led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton, by one of New Zealand’s best known photographers, Jane Ussher.

The Weddell Sea party would travel in the Endurance and continue to the Vahsel Bay area, where fourteen men would land of whom six, under Shackleton, would form the Transcontinental Party. Apr 30, karen rated it it was amazing Shelves: However, his ship never reached the continent — it became stuck in ice in the Weddell Sea, and was eventually crushed and destroyed by the ice pack. An exciting, epic battle of survival; Stoicism to the nth degree.

Shackleton and his men, who quickly become “as helpless and isolated from the outside world as if they were on another planet,” show you, just as quickly, the best that humans can be.


Australian Antarctic Data Centre. Few men unaccustomed to it can fight off its effects altogether, and it has driven some men mad. Lansing is a master for the description of those explorers hardships, desire to follow Shacketon’ orders. It is almost a relief to have finished the book. He doesn’t embellish nor does he wallow.

A life lived for impossible accomplishments, his exploits read as if part adventure fiction, part survivalist canon — but every word, Shackleton swore as true. Return to Book Page.

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South remains one of the greatest adventures of the twentieth century. What adds to the appeal of the book is the wonderful color throughout – details of how the men made life bearable during this unbea I rarely re-read books, but this was ajtarctica a gripping, true-life adventure, and well told, that I have read it three times in the last fifteen years.

I endirance think that even a fiction writer could have conjured up the unbelievably horrific circumstances that were endured, and survived, by Shackleton and his men.

On the other side of the continent, the Ross Sea party overcame great hardships to fulfil its mission. This book is so well written and full of facts, it can be read in a day. Simon Prebble was the narrator of the audiobook and he did an excellent job. At this point, this book was so compelling that it was affecting my sleep. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. What struck me about the writing was how modern it was. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The River of Doubt: Any hope of sur What aventra incredible adventure. Imediatamente, os tripulantes que permaneceram no sul da ilha foram resgatados.

The arrival of the James Caird at King Haakon Bay was followed by a ahtarctica of rest and recuperation, while Shackleton pondered the next move.

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

Sign up to receive offers and updates: Whilst attempting to cross the Weddell Sea, the Endurance became trapped in ice. Ironically, starvation was never a sustained threat to the crew of the Endurance.

Lansing describes how the men survived a 1,mile voyage in an open boat across the stormiest ocean on the globe and an overland trek through forbidding glaciers and mountains. His leadership wasn’t just a simple matter of making sure that everyone had enough food to eat and did not freeze to death, but how different personalities meshed with each other, and which men should or should not be in a tent or boat together and why he made those choices. What we were encountering was fairly dense pack of a very obstinate character”.


During this relative lull the ship drifted into the area where, inCaptain Benjamin Morrell of the sealer Wasp reported seeing a coastline which he identified as ” New South Greenland “. Equal turns luck, skill, and determination make for an amazing journey.

A truly inspiring adventure story of the high seas! It really is an incredible story and it is a story well told. There was a photographer who refuse to leave all his picture fire the weight!

Alfred Lansing tells it straight, with lots of quotes from the sailors’ diaries, and brilliant structuring. This was injust when world war one was starting, so before there were helicopters, satellite phones and those other modern gadgets which now make adventures like this less hazardous.

Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition

There was also a cat named Mrs. It is simply the recounting of an expedition gone disastrously wrong. I ended up skimming parts of the story because it go to be too much, but I maintain that the story is a remarkable one.

When she finally sunk, Shackleton and his 27 men would be stranded on the ice in the middle of the sea. Wild led a brief antarctifa which brought them into sight of Elephant Island.

Because it is a case study in leadership and the will ednurance survive. Jun 08, Diane rated it really liked it Shelves: He was informed by the Admiralty that nothing was available before October, which in his view was too late. Their ship was trapped by pack ice short of their destination and eventually crushed.

Alfred Lansing wrote this book from the journals the men kept, which gave enduranc a very detailed picture of every stage of this journey.