The future

“Certainly it is one of the most remarkable [journeys] man was fated to make. We look forward earnestly to at least a temporary ending & breather on the land. After that we have our rescue to think about for we are making for an island where no one is likely to look for us & which since the extermination of the Southern fur seal is not visited. There are two alternatives. One for a picket boat party to make Deception Island 180 miles WSW of us or second South Georgia 630 ENE. The advantage of the latter is that it is directly to leeward… However first we must get the main party to land.”

– Reginald James

About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
This entry was posted in Other Voices. Bookmark the permalink.