shackleton

shackleton

1 observations in 3 expeditions


Recent Observations

"The discovery of the South Pole will not be the end of Antarctic exploration," The papers quoted me this morning as I spoke freely about my desire to return to Antarctica. As I undertake this new grand expedition, I aim to push the boundaries of human endurance and promote this golden age of exploration. It was my fellow explorer Roald Amundson who, not long ago, accomplished the dramatic first approach of the south pole. Traveling from the opposite continental route, his team arrived a mere month before the Scott Party of which I was a member. I now intend to expand the journey and complete a complete trans-continental crossing. Using a base camp location derived from the German Expedition of 1911 led by Wilhelm Filchner, we will penetrate a bay within the Weddell sea and disembark our vessel. Our expedition team will depart for the other side of the continent thoroughly outfitted with 69 dogs, two motor sledges, and every piece of equipment our respected advisers suggest. This evening at the London Devonian Association dinner I presented my intended route and budget to the illustrious Parliamentarian Sir Clive Morrison-Bell on what little paper I had in front of me, the evening's menu.