Author Archives: Ernest Shackleton

About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.

Grytviken

Grytviken, South Georgia Island. The Endurance is visible in the middle of the harbor.

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Mawson Poster

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Exhaled humor from every pore

“The life and soul of our party, [Hurley] exhaled humour at every pore, possessing a large fund of inoffensive wit and a weakness for practical joking from which no one of us, his seventeen companions, wholly succeeded in escaping.” – … Continue reading

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Frank Hurley

“A swaggering character with a shock of dark, curly hair, and an uneasy cast to his face, Hurley was a compulsive roamer. As a boy, he had run away from home. He came to photography by chance.” — Roland Huntford, … Continue reading

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Us Whalemen

“It is because [we] want to get away from up there…us whalemen…not fit up there…and people up there not want queer folk around like…whalemen. And we no can write poetry or paint pictures or get away from silly world which … Continue reading

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Grytviken

We have arrived. At the edge of the world. Grytviken, South Georgia Island.

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Dog Training

This time we’ll train them. And ourselves.

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