A Quick-Look at Ernest Shackleton's Endurance expedition - An illustrated account from the ship being stuck, sinking and then escape and rescue.
Shackleton Endurance Expedition - Quick-Look
Illustrated overview -
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A brief introduction to the story of Shackleton's Endurance expedition from 1914-1917. 35 images with simple captions and QR codes to larger picture pages, single unlinked pages or as a slide-show.
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2 - Frank Wild in polar gear, a studio portrait taken in England before he left with Shackleton for Antarctica in 1914.
4 - We tried sawing and axing a path out of the ice, but it froze together again as fast as we could cut it.
8 - We had a close call when a huge iceberg passed nearby carried in the pack-ice, we had no way of avoiding it if it had headed towards us as we too are stuck.
10 - We had side-splitting fun this evening. Everyone had their hair cut close. Rickinson had very handsome dark wavy hair and didn't want it cut off, so he told Sir Ernest that he could cut it if he would then let him cut his.
11 - Night watch on the ship is a lonely time, it is good to get back to the Endurance after my rounds of the ship and of the ice near the ship in the winter night.
13 - Our ship Endurance in the middle of winter 1915, stuck in the pack ice, we have had 24 hours of darkness for months.
14 - In the winter night we keep the dogs in "dogloos" on the sea-ice beside the ship, these are kennels made of hard snow.
16 - The ship is slowly being crushed by the ice, we salvage as many contents and materials as we can.
19 - Frank Hurley (left) and Ernest Shackleton (right) camping on ice hundreds of miles from land after the Endurance had sunk, 1915.
20 - Dog teams were sent out to find a way to reach land over the rough sea ice, progress was so slow as to be pointless.
23 - We set off to drag the boats to the edge of the ice, 6 days we gave up on the idea as as progress was so slow and exhausting.
25 - We try to stay together as far as we can, though can't all go at the same speed, a mixture of ice floes and bergs make the sailing dangerous.
26 - After five hard days and nights in the boats with little water or food we have reached land on Elephant Island, hot food at last, we have drank and eaten all day.
29 - We now live under two upturned boats, a place we have called the "Snuggery" or the "Sty". It is 18 feet by 9 feet by 5 feet at the highest point, twenty-two of us live in here.
32 - After 3 months on Elephant Island we are tired, dirty, and hungry, we hope every day that we might see a rescue ship sent by Shackleton.