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 will not work to the westward of the 170 meridian W…

“If I find it impracticable to land at King Edward VII Land or at Barrier Inlet… I may possibly… try and land to the west of King Wilhelm II Land…

“I think this outlines my plan, which I shall rigidly adhere to.”
— Shackleton to Scott, 1907

About Ernest Shackleton

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