Monthly Archives: February 2014


Prospice FEAR death?β€”to feel the fog in my throat,   The mist in my face, When the snows begin, and the blasts denote   I am nearing the place, The power of the night, the press of the storm,   The post of … Continue reading

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A characteristic pose

“My memory retains a picture of him… fists on hips and brow knitted in thought. It was a characteristic pose… “Well done!” he said, “Now get away as soon as possible and tell the Captain to sail at once. Goodbye.” … Continue reading

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Shackleton’s whisky

The whisky cached beneath the hut. And its re-creation, almost 100 years later.

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Crew of the Nimrod Expedition

Shackleton is on the bottom left. [Photo from German Wikipedia] Short bios of the crew: Antarctic Heritage Trust.

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I felt keenly the probable ending

“I felt keenly the probable ending of the whole expedition & laid the whole thing before [Shackleton], the shortage of coal β€” the futility of trying to reach K.E. Land for I knew then that we should have to return … Continue reading

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Trying to land

β€” The Nimrod seeking Antarctic harbor; map from Huntford’s Shackleton, p.201

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Harbord’s Diary

β€” Arthur Harbord was second officer aboard the Nimrod

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