The Farthest South Expedition 1907 - 1909.
Frustrated by his experiences on an expedition led by Captain Robert Scott, explorer Ernest Shackleton, in 1907, launched his own attempt to reach the South Pole. At the mercy of a hostile continent it was to become the most extreme test of endurance imaginable. This is his thrilling account of that expedition.
Wintering through fierce blizzards, conquering the 12,500-foot Mount Erebus and pushing further south than any man had gone before, Shackleton's party defied death and despair for over a year - facing crevasse-riddled glaciers, short rations, snow blindness, crippling windchill and chronic fatigue from manhauling hundreds of pounds of supplies after the death of their Manchurian ponies.
Yet the worst was still to come. Only ninety-seven miles from reaching the Pole the party was faced with a terrible decision: to push for glory, or to face defeat and turn around to begin the gruelling, desperate race against time back to their ship, the "Nimrod", before her departure left them marooned . . .