Many narrow escapes

“Our first day in the water was one of the coldest and most dangerous of the expedition. The ice was running riot. It was a hard race to keep our boats in the open leads… We had many narrow escapes from being crushed when the larger masses of the pack would come together.”

— William Bakewell

“Observe phenomenal tide rip and have a race for life. The ice rushing after us at about 2 knots, taking us all energy to escape.”

— Frank Hurley

About Ernest Shackleton

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