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In August 1914 the "Endurance" set sail for the South Atlantic, hoping to cross the Antarctic overland. In October 1915, still half a continent away from their intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world. Alfred Lansing's vivid narrative describes how the men survived - after a 850-mile voyage in an open boat across the stormiest ocean on the globe and an overland trek through forbidding glaciers and mountains. The book recounts a harrowing adventure, but ultimately it is the nobility of these men and their indefatigable will to fight back and survive that shines through.
Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew make today's high-tech adventurers look like dilettantes. Their interminable voyage across frozen land and open sea is one of the most harrowing survival stories of all time.