Inspirational material for budding intrepid explorers
“The first crossing of the Antarctic continent, from sea to sea, via the Pole, apart from its historic value, will be a journey of great scientific importance.” Ernest Shackleton.
On 8 August 1914 Shackleton and his crew set out to tackle the last great challenge of the Antarctic, facing perilous conditions and uncharted mountains to cross its frozen heart. When their dreams of success are shattered by the ship Endurance becoming trapped in ice, the true spirit of courage and endurance comes to the fore as they battle to survive the hostile conditions of the Antarctic.
This famous expedition is beautifully documented by William Grill, full of inspiration for future explorers, the book outlines the planned exploration and its resultant rescue, with a double page spread dedicated to the 69 canine crew members!!