Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance
The harrowing survival story of English explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and the ill-fatedEndurance has intrigued people since the 1914 expedition--spurring astounding bookssuch as Endurance: Shackleton's IncredibleVoyage and The Endurance:Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition. As Shackleton and 27 sailors attempted tocross the frozen Antarctic continent from one side to the other, they were trapped in an ice pack,lost their ship to the icy depths, survived an Antarctic winter, escaped attacks from sea lions, andtraversed 600 treacherous miles to the uninhabited Elephant Island. Leaving 22 men behind,Shackleton and five others sailed 800 miles across the southern Atlantic Ocean in a 20-foot openboat to tiny South George Island, where they hiked across unmapped mountains to a whalingstation. In 1916, 19 months after the Endurance became icebound, Shackleton led arescue party backto retrieve his men. Remarkably, every crew member survived.
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