“I am absolutely obsessed with the idea of escaping… We have been over 4 months on the floe — a time of absolute and utter inutility to anyone. There is absolutely nothing to do but kill time as best one may. Even at home, with theaters and all sorts of amusements, changes of scene and people, four months idleness would be tedious: One can then imagine how much worse it is for us. One looks forward to meals, not for what one will get, but as definite breaks in the day. All around us we have day after day the same unbroken whiteness, unrelieved by anything at all.”

— Alexander Macklin

About Ernest Shackleton

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