Antarctica

Chasing Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton’s doomed Antarctic polar expedition is one of the great survival stories of modern times. After his ship The Endurance was destroyed by pack ice, leaving the ship’s crew stranded on Antarctica’s frozen Weddell Sea in January 1915, Shackleton not only managed to keep his whole crew alive on the ice for a year …

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Eight Below

Let me just start by saying this: If I had watched Eight Below in the comfort and privacy of my own home, I would have been ugly-crying. None of this shifting in my chair, blinking furiously, trying to keep my chin from visibly trembling. I could barely take it. I don’t think I’ve sniffled so …

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The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition

It shouldn’t surprise me that books recounting the true heroic story of Ernest Shackleton’s failed Antarctic expedition of 1914-1916 are becoming popular reading for corporate executives. After all, it is an astonishing tale of leadership; where an explorer managed to keep his entire crew of 28 men alive for two years, trapped in the Antarctic …

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