Monday, October 5, 2015

Shackleton Camp on the Ice

After the Shackleton Expedition lost its ship, the Endurance, to the crushing ice flows, they abandoned ship, salvaged everything from the ship, and then camped on an ice flow. Luckily, the goal of the expedition had been to traverse Antarctica by dog sled, so they were well equipped and well supplied, so could survive an extended period camped on the ice. 


  1. I am a big fan of the polar explorers.

    Another amazing read is a book called 'The Worst Journey in the World', by Apsley Cherry-Garrard.

    It tells the tale of Scott's ill fated expedition from the perspective of one of the most junior members of the group to support Scott in his journey to the pole. The hardships the group endured are horrible beyond imagination.

    This book is also available on Project Gutenberg for free download. Read it. You will be forever changed.


  2. Ice floes, not flows.

  3. Whilst i was working at Canterbury Museum, Christchurch they purchased a balaclava worn by Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Made by his mother if i recall rightly. Have no idea if it's ever been displayed since i left.
    A wonderful thing to hold.