South! The story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition (1914–1917) is still considered one of the single most dramatic, thrilling and exhausting adventures during the so-called Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.
In “South!”, Shackleton tells the whole story in his own words.
The goal of the expedition was to perform the first land crossing of the Antarctic continent. But when Shackleton’s ship, The Endurance, became locked in ice – and subsequently were crushed and sunk – the goal of the expedition became sheer survival. During the two years of the expedition, the desperate and heroic acts of Shackleton and his crew made history, and rightly so.
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