Monthly Archives: January 2013

Tent Assignments

“We had two pole tents and three hoop tents. I took charge of the small pole tent, No. 1, with Hudson, Hurley, and James as companions; Wild had the small hoop tent, No. 2, with Wordie, McNeish, and McIlroy. These … Continue reading

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Map’oasters by Sherri Wasserman

A set of whisky coasters to celebrate the project launch of @EShackleton, by Sherri Wasserman (@tinkerkid). The coasters display fragments of xeroxed maps showing the journey of The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. At the kick-off events the project was launched with … Continue reading

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Due west, but…

“The distance to the nearest barrier west of us is about 180 miles, but a party going there would still be about 360 miles from Paulet Island and there would be no means of sustaining life on the barrier. We … Continue reading

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The Map

“The distance from the point where she became beset to the place where she now rests mortally hurt in the grip of the floes is 573 miles, but the total drift through all observed positions has been 1186 miles, and … Continue reading

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A good laugh

“Well Old Lady (one of my many nicknames) we’ve got it in the neck all right this time, haven’t we?” “Well no, I don’t think so,” I ventured, “You wouldn’t have had anything to write a book about, if it … Continue reading

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Crushed beyond all hope

“The end of the Endurance has come. But though we have been compelled to abandon the ship, which is crushed beyond all hope of ever being righted, we are alive and well, and we have stores and equipment for the … Continue reading

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It is hard to write what I feel

“The end came at last about 5pm. The pressure started again irresistibly. She was doomed: no ship built by human hands could have withstood the strain. I ordered all hands out on the floe. It is hard to write what … Continue reading

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