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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It could then dissipate as quickly as it began.

After five days the party took the boat a short distance eastwards, to the head of a deep bay which would be the starting point for the crossing. One would think that makes for a very high stakes survival story right there, but that is just the beginning! 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.

This is their story, as told by the man who led them. Photography by Jane Ussher and essays by Nigel Watson, A unique and hauntingly beautiful photographic study of the Antarctic huts that served as expedition 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 position was perilous; Shackleton wrote: It really is an incredible story and it is a story well told. Chippy’s Last Expediton”, “Endurance” is the classic adventure tale of the last Century. View all 8 comments. Shackleton was a flamboyant, arrogant adventurer, who was interested in fame, gl Although this book aventkra nonfiction, it read like anyarctica thriller.

He showed countless courageous leadership decisions and sacrifices for his crew throughout the journey. Prosecutors stacked around the ship for this eventuality. This time, as Shackleton records, providence favoured them.


Pinned, it went into a slow death, was crushed and sank. What an incredible adventure. Includes narrative of Ross Sea Party and drift of Aurora from member’s diaries. The author of this book, Alfred Lansing, was a journalist all his life.


These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. I chose Endurance to add symmetry to my list. It is simply too real and too heartbreaking.

I am in awe and in tears. A storm on 18 May delayed their start, but by two o’clock the following morning the weather was clear and calm, and an hour later the crossing party set out.

Endurance became beset in the ice of the Weddell Sea before reaching Vahsel Bay held in the pack ice throughout the Antarctic winter of Shackleton died of a heart attack on 5 Januarywhile Quest was anchored at South Georgia.

This was my introduction to Shackleton, and I am left reeling from the experience. I felt quite unworthy on every page. Acampados de modo improvisado na banquisa, os homens deslizaram por para o norte.

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Imediatamente, os tripulantes que permaneceram no sul da ilha foram resgatados. Several camps are made on the ice, the last aptly named: Shackleton’s intention now was to march the crew westward, to one or other of several possible destinations. See all 2, reviews. Stuck for months, the ship eventually becomes crushed under the pressure of rndurance surrounding ice. Alfred Lansing tells it straight, with lots of quotes from the sailors’ diaries, and brilliant structuring.

Dr Dobson has also included an Afterword. Although the antsrctica for activity was limited, the dogs were exercised and on occasion raced competitivelymen were encouraged to take moonlight walks, and aboard ship there were attempted theatricals.

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

And a telegraph machine. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The whole epic voyage takes over a year, wventura every single day, they were one wave, misstep, or blizzard away from being wiped out in an instant.

The photos are the key to this version of the story, giving something to the epic that words alone cannot give.

Add to that the diet that these men had to endure and the increased strain it placed on the bowels and my privileged mind was aching with imagined pain. I have to say, this is not only a true story that, like a good novel, kept me listening to the excellent narration by Simon Prebble, but a learning experience about the inhospitable environment of Antarctica, of which I had no idea.


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. While reading this novel, I never ceased to feel amazed at the courage of the group of men who undertook a voyage into most unfriendly regions on our planet more than years ago, and who dared to dare. De maneira criteriosa, dentre milhares de candidatos, escolheu um a um todos os integrantes.

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Then, with the help of the British Minister in MontevideoShackleton obtained from the Uruguayan government the loan of a tough trawler, Instituto de Pesca No. What was a threat was the sustained cold, wet and monotony. I have never even remotely come into a situation as dire and desperate as the stranded crew of the Endurance.

This meant the first of several backtrackings that would extend the journey and frustrate the men. Endueance were now close to Luitpold Landdiscovered by Filchner inat the southern end of which lay their destination, Vahsel Bay. With remarkable unpublished photographs of Frank Hurley.

May 01, Julie rated it it was amazing. I was stunned the first time I read it Conceived by Sir Ernest Dndurancethe expedition was an attempt to make the first land crossing of the Antarctic continent. Orde-Lees was not a popular man, and his presence apparently did little to improve the morale of his companions, unless it was by way of being the butt of their jokes.