Shackleton's Forgotten Expedition: The Voyage of the Nimrod

Ebook Details


Beau Riffenburgh

Year 2005
Pages 384
Publisher Bloomsbury USA
Language en
ISBN 9781582346113
File Size 5.81 MB
File Format EPUB , MOBI
Download Counter 53
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Shackleton's Forgotten Expedition is the story of Ernest Shackleton's epic journey toward the South Pole. Lacking funds and plagued by hunger, cruel weather, and unpredictable terrain, Shackleton and his party accomplished some of the most remarkable feats in the history of exploration. Not only were members of the expedition the first to climb the active volcano Mount Erebus and the first to reach the South Magnetic Pole, but Shackleton himself led a party of four that trudged hundreds of miles across uncharted wastelands and up to the terrible Antarctic Plateau to plant the Union Jack only ninety-seven miles from the South Pole itself. Based on extensive research and first-hand accounts Riffenburgh makes the expedition vivid while providing fascinating insight into the age of British exploration and Empire.