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Endurance: Shackletons Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

This is a new reading of the thrilling account of one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded.

In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

Lansing describes how the men survived a 1,000-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 that shines through.
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A ship of Climate Change Warriors gets stuck in ice on the way to the Arctic

But their ship, Endurance, was trapped in the drifting pack ice, eventually to seas, has inspired at least three marvelous books: Shackleton's own memoir.
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Trapped in Ice

Remember this? Student propaganda cruise to the Arctic to be carried by webcast. From August 23 to Sept. National Science Foundation and additional support from the Heising-Simons Foundation, will conduct the innovative Northwest Passage Project research expedition with a team of natural and social scientists, students, and a professional film crew. This ground-breaking opportunity is also supported by One Ocean Expeditions as a key marine partner, having operated in Arctic waters for over 20 years.

An adventure story, Trapped in Ice is a fictionalized account of a real Canadian Arctic expedition that included a year-old girl, Helen, her younger brother, and their seamstress mother. The expedition ran into trouble from the beginning. Abandoned by their leader and frozen in the ice, their ship, the Karluk, drifted away from land. When the ship was eventually crushed, the crew had to make an arduous journey across moving ice to land to await rescue. This is a good story with a strong central character who grows as the plot progresses.

All rights reserved. Exploring the Antarctic has been fraught with challenges, like the famed Australiasian Antarctic Expedition of led by Sir Dougas Mawson, shown here above Proclamation Island in Antarctica after hoisting the flag on the claimed territory. Exploration still has its challenges, as the Australasian Antarctic Expedition AAE team learned when they ran into the teeth of a gale. As they sailed for home aboard the Russian research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy , winds drove pack ice against the expedition's ship and has prevented it from reaching open water. A Chinese icebreaker tried to assist but was unable to get through, and on Monday an Australian icebreaker made it only to within 20 nautical miles of the stranded Shokalskiy.

A Best Book of the Year USA Today * Time Magazine * Washington Post in what were well prepared ships which got stuck and drifted in the ice before sinking.
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Modern versions of famous expeditions can't solve historical puzzles.

She was launched in from Sandefjord in Norway ; three years later, she was crushed by ice in the Weddell Sea off Antarctica , causing her to sink. She was built under the supervision of master wood shipbuilder Christian Jacobsen, who was renowned for insisting that all men in his employment were not just skilled shipwrights but also be experienced in seafaring aboard whaling or sealing ships. Every detail of her construction had been scrupulously planned to ensure maximum durability: for example, every joint and fitting was cross-braced for maximum strength. The ship was launched on 17 December and was initially christened Polaris eponymous with Polaris , the North Star. As launched she had 10 passenger cabins, a spacious dining saloon and galley with accommodation for two cooks , a smoking room, a darkroom to allow passengers to develop photographs, electric lighting and even a small bathroom. Though her hull looked from the outside like that of any other vessel of a comparable size, it was not. She was designed for polar conditions with a very sturdy construction.

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