That name has a fresh ring


Ernest Shackleton, Robert Peary and Roald Amundsen in Philadelphia, 1913 [Ed Webster collection/ Hedgehog House]

“Sir Ernest Shackleton! That name has a fresh ring. It has only to be mentioned for us to see before us a man glowing with invincible will-power and boundless courage. He has shown us what one man’s will and energy can accomplish.”
— Roald Amundsen, The South Pole [read online]

About Ernest Shackleton

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