Quite maddening

“It is quite maddening to think that one little rift 20 feet wide or so would lead us out in a couple of days & all the time everything keeps as close as ever making a move of any sort an impossibility. We are all very silent and absorbed in the tent & don’t get much conversation. There is an air of expectancy about, which causes much preoccupation.”
— Reginald James

“No prospect that we can get… across to Paulet now as we would probably drift North as fast as we could travel. The ice does not appear solid enough to sledge across… nor open enough to launch the boats.”
— Frank Worsley

About Ernest Shackleton

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