Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
In August 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail aboard the Endurance bound for the South Atlantic - their goal to be the first explorers ever to cross Antarctica. Weaving a treacherous path through the icy Weddell Sea, they came within eighty miles of their destination when the ship became trapped in the ice pack.
For the next ten months they waited for the ice to break, but it never did, instead crushing the Endurance in its floes, leaving the crew stranded.
No present-day polar traveller will ever touch Ernest Shackleton for heart-stopping adventure, and Alexander has produced a thrilling book of the most perilous journey of them all. This is an inspirational story with inspirational pictures.
Contains black and white photographs, including remarkable unpublished pictures of Frank Hurley.