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My Diary

“9 January 1909 The last day out we have shot our bolt and the tale is 88.23 S 162 E. The wind eased down at 1 am. At 2 am we were up and had breakfast and shortly after 4 … Continue reading

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The whole place seems so strange

“The whole place seems so strange and unlike anything else in the world…when the hazy clouds spring silently from either hand and drift quickly across our zenith not followed by any wind it seems almost uncanny. Then comes a puff … Continue reading

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Crew of the Nimrod Expedition

Shackleton is on the bottom left. [Photo from German Wikipedia] Short bios of the crew: Antarctic Heritage Trust.

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The promise

“I am leaving the McMurdo sound base to you, and will land either at the place known as Barrier Inlet or at King Edward VII Land whichever is the most suitable, if I land at either of these places I … Continue reading

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Eva

Scott had the first trip aloft. But on my turn I reached a higher altitude of 800 feet, and took the first aerial photograph of the continent, on February 4, 1902.

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Furthest Point South

Ernest Shackleton speaking into an Edison Phonograph in 1910 about the results of his Nimrod Expedition to the South Pole, 1907-09, and his Furthest Point South. Public domain file, sourced from archive.org.

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THE NEW EXPEDITION.

THE NEW EXPEDITION. | TO THE EDITOR OF THE TIMES. Sir, — It has been an open secret for some time past that I have been desirous of leading another expedition to the South Polar regions. — I am glad now to … Continue reading

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An open secret

“It has been an open secret for some time past that I have been desirous of leading another expedition to the South Polar regions.” — Ernest Shackleton, 1913

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Goodbye

“I always feel as long as I am doing the work and getting through the fight that all is well.” — letter to Emily Shackleton *** [Upon Shackleton’s return to England and the Great War, reception was markedly… subdued. Even, … Continue reading

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Shackleton’s grave, Grytviken, South Georgia

“In the darkening twilight I saw a lone star hover Gem-like above the bay.” — Ernest Shackleton, last words in diary “I think this is as “the Boss” would have had it himself, standing lonely in an island far from … Continue reading

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