The Endurance Expedition

Ernest Shackleton - Author

Fergus Fleming - Introduction by

Frank Hurley - Photographer

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ISBN 9780142437797 | 416 pages | 27 Jan 2004 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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"One of the most harrowing survival stories of all time"—Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm

Veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s excruciating and inspiring expedition to Antarctica aboard the Endurance has long captured the public imagination. South is his own first-hand account of this epic adventure.

As war clouds darkened over Europe in 1914, a party led by Shackleton set out to make the first crossing of the entire Antarctic continent via the Pole. But their initial optimism was short-lived as ice floes closed around their ship, gradually crushing it and marooning twenty-eight men on the polar ice. Alone in the world’s most unforgiving environment, Shackleton and his team began a brutal quest for survival. And as the story of their journey across treacherous seas and a wilderness of glaciers and snow fields unfolds, the scale of their courage and heroism becomes movingly clear.

South: The Endurance Expedition Introduction by Fergus Fleming

I. Into the Weddell Sea
II. New Land
III. Winter Months
IV. Loss of the Endurance
V. Ocean Camp
VI. The March Between
VII. Patience Camp
VIII. Escape from the Ice
IX. The Boat Journey
X. Across South Georgia
XI. The Rescue
XII. Elephant Island
XIII. The Ross Sea Party
XIV. Wintering in McMurdo Sound
XV. Laying the Depots
XVI. The Aurora's Drift
XVII. The Last Relief
XVIII. The Final Phase

Scientific Work
Sea-Ice Nomenclature
South Atlantic Whales and Whaling

The Expedition Huts at McMurdo Sound

“Best read in the course of a single stormy night... you will be gripped.” (The New Yorker)