This is the incredible story of Ernest Shackleton’s heroic attempt to lead the first expedition across the last unknown continent of Antarctica in 1914-16. During his voyage, his ship, the Endurance, became locked in sea ice, and for nine months Shackleton fought a losing battle with the harsh elements before the drifting ship was crushed and his crew marooned.
Shackleton’s amazing voyage then took him and his men across 600 miles of unstable ice floes to a desolate rock called Elephant Island. He and a crew of four there faced the seemingly impossible task of crossing 850 miles of the worst seas on earth in a twenty-two foot open boat to make a landing on South Georgia Island. As if this wasn’t enough, they then had to traverse over twenty miles of treacherous mountainous terrain to reach the nearest outpost of civilization.
With historical photos and rare film footage, this astonishing story explores the limits of unparalleled human courage, and ranks Ernest Shackleton’s voyage among history’s greatest adventures.
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