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Difficulties are just things to overcome.

Sir Ernest Shackleton
Polar Explorer

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922) was a polar explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic and one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

Shackleton’s 1914 voyage to the Antarctic is one of the greatest tales of survival in expedition history. Just one day’s sail from the South American continent, the ship Endurance became trapped in sea ice. Frozen fast for ten months, the ship was crushed and destroyed by ice pressure, and the crew was forced to abandon ship. After camping on the ice for five months, Shackleton made two open boat journeys, one of which–a treacherous 800-mile ocean crossing to South Georgia Island–is now considered one of the greatest boat journeys in history. Trekking across the mountains of South Georgia, Shackleton reached the island’s remote whaling station, organized a rescue team, and saved all of the men he had left behind.

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Photograph | Frank Hurley – State Library of New South Wales, Public Domain.

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