The Endurance

Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

Author: Caroline Alexander

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307555941

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 4585

In August 1914, days before the outbreak of the First World War, the renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent. Weaving a treacherous path through the freezing Weddell Sea, they had come within eighty-five miles of their destination when their ship, Endurance, was trapped fast in the ice pack. Soon the ship was crushed like matchwood, leaving the crew stranded on the floes. Their ordeal would last for twenty months, and they would make two near-fatal attempts to escape by open boat before their final rescue. Drawing upon previously unavailable sources, Caroline Alexander gives us a riveting account of Shackleton's expedition--one of history's greatest epics of survival. And she presents the astonishing work of Frank Hurley, the Australian photographer whose visual record of the adventure has never before been published comprehensively. Together, text and image re-create the terrible beauty of Antarctica, the awful destruction of the ship, and the crew's heroic daily struggle to stay alive, a miracle achieved largely through Shackleton's inspiring leadership. The survival of Hurley's remarkable images is scarcely less miraculous: The original glass plate negatives, from which most of the book's illustrations are superbly reproduced, were stored in hermetically sealed cannisters that survived months on the ice floes, a week in an open boat on the polar seas, and several more months buried in the snows of a rocky outcrop called Elephant Island. Finally Hurley was forced to abandon his professional equipment; he captured some of the most unforgettable images of the struggle with a pocket camera and three rolls of Kodak film. Published in conjunction with the American Museum of Natural History's landmark exhibition on Shackleton's journey, The Endurance thrillingly recounts one of the last great adventures in the Heroic Age of exploration--perhaps the greatest of them all. From the Hardcover edition.

Endurance

Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Author: Alfred Lansing

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465058795

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 7754

The harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole, one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age. In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. In January 1915, after battling its way through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men. For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest before it was finally crushed between two ice floes. With no options left, Shackleton and a skeleton crew attempted a near-impossible journey over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization. Their survival, and the survival of the men they left behind, depended on their small lifeboat successfully finding the island of South Georgia--a tiny dot of land in a vast and hostile ocean. In Endurance, the definitive account of Ernest Shackleton's fateful trip, Alfred Lansing brilliantly narrates the harrowing and miraculous voyage that has defined heroism for the modern age.

South with Endurance

Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917 : the Photographs of Frank Hurley

Author: Frank Hurley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074322292X

Category: Photography

Page: 320

View: 8779

The definitive collection of photographs from the Shackleton expedition includes never-before-published images from the remarkable 1914 expedition to Antarctica.

South!

The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914 - 1917

Author: Ernest H. Shackleton

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3861952491

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 6550

Account of the Imperial Trans-Antartic Expedition attempted by Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew. The goal of making the first land crossing of the Antartic Continent was never reached. Instead, the Endurance, Shackleton's ship, got trapped in pack ice, and Shackleton's new aim was to rescue all his crew members, in which he finally succeeded. Originally released in 1919.

Shackleton's Way

Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer

Author: Margot Morrell,Stephanie Capparell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101200292

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3079

Lead your business to survival and success by following the example of legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton Sir Ernest Shackleton has been called "the greatest leader that ever came on God's earth, bar none" for saving the lives of the twenty-seven men stranded with him in the Antarctic for almost two years. Because of his courageous actions, he remains to this day a model for great leadership and masterful crisis management. Now, through anecdotes, the diaries of the men in his crew, and Shackleton's own writing, Shackleton's leadership style and time-honored principles are translated for the modern business world. Written by two veteran business observers and illustrated with ship photographer Frank Hurley's masterpieces and other rarely seen photos, this practical book helps today's leaders follow Shackleton's triumphant example. "An important addition to any leader's library." -Seattle Times

Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition

The Remarkable Journal of Shackleton's Polar-Bound Cat

Author: Caroline Alexander

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060932619

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 3736

The carpenter has a very fine cat who is known as "Mrs. Chippie"... -- from the diary of Commander F. A. Worsley, captain of Shackleton's Endurance When Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance became trapped in the Antarctic ice, all twenty-nine members of the crew were pushed to their limits of survival, including Mrs. Chippy, the ship's estimable cat. Fortunately for posterity, Mrs. Chippy left a diary of the ordeal. Closely based on the true events of Shackleton's heroic journey, and illustrated with authentic photographs taken by Frank Hurley, expedition photographer, Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition is a firsthand account of one of the greatest adventures in history--from a unique point of view.

Endurance

An Epic of Polar Adventure

Author: Frank Arthur Worsley

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393319941

Category: History

Page: 310

View: 3660

The full story of the doomed expedition of the Endurance and the rescue of its crew from a seemingly hopeless situation in the deadly cold of Antarctica offers a tribute to Ernest Shackleton's inspiring and courageous leadership.

Leading at the Edge

Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition

Author: Dennis N. T. Perkins,Margaret P. Holtman,Jillian B. Murphy

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 0814431941

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 1784

A guide to leadership draws on Ernest Shackelton's management style during his exploration of Antarctica, providing advice on how leaders can instill optimism, set personal examples, and perservere in the face of adversity.

Shackleton's Heroes

The Epic Story of the Men Who Kept the Endurance Expedition Alive

Author: Wilson McOrist

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1849549036

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 479

The figure of Sir Ernest Shackleton, inflated by time and celebrity, has come to personify the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. Whilst the story of his ill-fated 1914-18 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition and his crew's narrow escape from death is legendary, less well known, and told here in its entirety for the first time, is the staggering tale of the men who worked in Shackleton's shadow - the six members of the Mount Hope Party who risked their lives to ensure the safety of his. Sent to the opposite side of the Polar continent to lay life-saving food depots for his journey across the Great Ice Barrier, theirs was a vital mission: without it, Shackleton was destined for failure. Stitching together the previously unpublished diary accounts of these unsung heroes, Wilson McOrist traces the magnificent highs and extraordinary lows of the Mount Hope Party in intimate, often excruciating detail. Their words paint a shiver-inducing picture of the everyday hardships and insurmountable obstacles of life on the ice - exhaustion, starvation and crippling frostbite being just a few examples - whilst revealing the humour, camaraderie and emotional strength necessary for survival. Out of a sense of duty to Shackleton, the Polar adventurers struggled on through the ferocity of Antarctica, for months battling some of the most extreme conditions on the planet, convinced they were critical to his success. One hundred years after their mission began, this is their remarkable story.

Shackleton's Boat Journey

Author: Frank Arthur Worsley

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393318647

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 1436

A first-hand account of the voyage to safety, led by Worsley, of six men stranded for six months on the Antarctic ice pack when their expedition's ship was crushed by the ice

Shackleton

By Endurance We Conquer

Author: Michael Smith

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780745737

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 4474

An extraordinary character and one of history’s great explorers, Ernest Shackleton pioneered the path to the South Pole over 100 years ago, becoming the dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. His incredible adventures on four expeditions to the Antarctic have captivated generations. A restless adventurer from an Irish background, he joined the Empire’s last great endeavor of exploration — conquering the South Pole with Robert Falcon Scott on the Discovery expedition. A clash with Scott led to Shackleton being ordered home and started a bitter feud between the two. Shackleton’s riposte was the Nimrod expedition, where he uncovered the route to the Pole and honed his acclaimed leadership skills, which later kept despair at bay and encouraged men to overcome unimaginable hardship on the Endurance Expedition of 1914. But Shackleton was a flawed character whose chaotic private life, marked by romantic affairs, unfulfilled ambitions, and failed business ventures, contrasted with his celebrity status as the leading explorer. Drawing on extensive research of original diaries, letters, and many other publications, Michael Smith brings a fresh perspective to the Heroic Age of Polar Exploration that was dominated by Shackleton’s complex, compelling, and enduringly fascinating story.

Shackleton's Stowaway

Author: Victoria McKernan

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 9780307545664

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3791

On October 26, 1914, Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance set sail from Buenos Aires in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in exploration: the crossing of the Antarctic continent. The crew stood on deck to watch the city fade away. All but one. Eighteen-year-old Perce Blackborow hid below in a locker. But the thrill of stowing away with the legendary explorer would soon turn to fear. Within months, the Endurance, trapped and crushed by ice, sank. And even Perce, the youngest member of the stranded crew, knew there was no hope of rescue. If the men were to survive in the most hostile place on earth, they would have to do it on their own. Victoria McKernan deftly weaves the hard-to-fathom facts of this famous voyage into an epic, edge-of-your-seat survival novel. From the Hardcover edition.

Chasing Shackleton

Re-creating the World's Greatest Journey of Survival

Author: Tim Jarvis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062282743

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 855

In this extraordinary adventure memoir and tie-in to the PBS documentary, Tim Jarvis, one of the world's leading explorers, describes his modern-day journey to retrace, for the first time ever—and in period clothing and gear—the legendary 1914 expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton. In early 1914, British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team sailed for Antarctica, attempting to be the first to reach the South Pole. Instead of glory, Shackleton and his crew found themselves in an epic struggle for survival: a three-year odyssey on the ice and oceans of the Antarctic that endures as one of the world’s most famous tales of adventure, endurance, and leadership ever recorded. In the winter of 2013, celebrated explorer Tim Jarvis, a veteran of multiple polar expeditions, set out to recreate Sir Ernest Shackleton’s treacherous voyage over sea and mountain, outfitted solely with authentic equipment—clothing, boots, food, and tools—from Shackleton’s time, a feat that has never been successfully accomplished. Shackleton's Epic is the remarkable record of Jarvis and his team’s epic journey. Beautifully designed and illustrated with dozens of photographs from the original voyage and its modern reenactment, it is a visual feast for readers and historians alike, and an essential new chapter in the story that has inspired adventurers across every continent for a century.

The Lost Men

The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party

Author: Kelly Tyler-Lewis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440628580

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 784

The untold story of the last odyssey of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 Antarctic endeavor is legend, but for sheer heroism and tragic nobility, nothing compares to the saga of the Ross Sea party. This crew of explorers landed on the opposite side of Antarctica from the Endurance with a mission to build supply depots for Shackleton’s planned crossing of the continent. But their ship disappeared in a gale, leaving ten inexperienced, ill-equipped men to trek 1,356 miles in the harshest environment on earth. Drawing on the men’s own journals and photographs, The Lost Men is a masterpiece of historical adventure, a book destined to be a classic in the vein of Into Thin Air.

Shackleton's Forgotten Men

The Untold Tragedy of the Endurance Epic

Author: Lennard Bickel

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0712668071

Category: Antarctica

Page: 241

View: 730

When Ernest Shackleton resolved to cross Antarctica in 1915, he knew the task would require two parties of men. Shackleton and his crew aimed to cross the continent - but were to meet with disaster when their ship, the Endurance, was frozen into the ice of the Weddell Sea. Meanwhile a smaller group - the Ross Sea party, led by the impetuous one-eyed captain Aeneas Mackintosh and the hard-headed Ernest Joyce - went before them and landed on the opposite side of the continent. Their mission was to haul sledges almost 2,000 miles across the harsh interior in order to set up a lifeline of depots for the coming Shackleton party. However, like the men of the Endurance, this group also lost their ship, the Aurora - along with their supplies - when a ferocious polar gale ripped it from its moorings. But Mackintosh and his men, who knew that their failure would doom Shackleton's party to starvation, refused to give up. They scavenged supplies from an earlier expedition, led by Robert Scott, and set out on one of the most remarkable journeys in polar history. Battling against deadly weather, with scant food and makeshift clothes, the small band hauled tons of supplies across the bitter polar wastes. Scurvy and madness overtook several men and, in the end, three of the party died - but not before they had accomplished their task. This is the story of ordinary men who rose to extraordinary heights of courage, determination and endurance. While their achievement was futile - Shackleton never came - it was also one of the greatest and most astonishing in the heroic age of polar exploration.

The Endurance

Shackleton's Perilous Expedition in Antarctica

Author: Meredith Hooper

Publisher: Abbeville Press

ISBN: 9780789207043

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3727

Describes the ordeal of Ernest Shackleton and the men of his Antarctic expedition after their ship became trapped in the ice and they were forced to undertake a perilous journey to reach inhabited land.

South

The Endurance Expedition to Antarctica

Author: Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781876485092

Category: Antarctica

Page: 321

View: 464

Endurance

Author: Alfred Lansing

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780786708420

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 277

View: 5572

A well-researched story brilliantly recounts how twenty-eight men battled against almost insuperable odds in 1914 to return to civilization after their ship Endurance sank near the South Pole, now available in a deluxe gift edition featuring eighty-four spectacular photographs. Reprint.

Ice Story

Shackleton's Lost Expedition

Author: Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395915240

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

View: 7605

Describes the events of the 1914 Shackleton Antarctic expedition, when the ship the Endurance was crushed in a frozen sea and the men made the perilous journey across ice and stormy seas to reach inhabited land.