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Ernest shackleton

  1. 1. ERNEST SHACKLETON “The survival Story of Shackleton and all his 27 men defines heroism” Time Magazine
  2. 2. Endurance and the Aurora relief expedition1914-17 The purpose:- Ernest Shackleton wanted to be the first man to cross Antarctica on foot via the South Pole.
  3. 3. Time Line • He set off from England 8th August 1914 to South Georgia. • Left South Georgia island 5th December 1914. • Sailed for 6 weeks then he got stuck in the ice on 18th January 1915. • The ship got crushed on the 27th October 1915 and then on the 21st November it sinks • Ice gets to thin and they have to launch the life rafts to go to Elephant Island on the 9th April 1916. The Endurance beset in the ice of the Wedell Sea in a photograph taken by Frank Hurley. Photo: Frank Hurley/Scott Polar Research Institute/NOVA/Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance
  4. 4. Set up camp on ice under life rafts with very little supplies. 15th April arrived at Elephant Island left most men there while Shackleleton went for rescue with 5 men 24th April 1916.
  5. 5. Over high seas and wild ocean they land on South Georgia on the 10th of May but he landed on the wrong side. So he had to climb over lots of big mountains to get to a small whaling station on the other side.
  6. 6. On the 30th August 1916 all the men got rescued no one died and Shackelton was a hero.
  7. 7. Shackleton contributed to society by showing the world that he was a hero. He was a strong and determined leader who protected all of his crew. He also continued to teach the world about the Antarctic circle. Ernest Henry Shackleton 15th February 1874 – 5th January 1922
  8. 8. Sources • Ice trap - Meredith Hooper & M P Robertson. • The Danger zone – Jen Green • The Shackleton Voyages – Roland Huntford • Endurance – Shackletons Incredible Voyage – Alfred Lansing • www.south-pole.com/p0000097.htm • Google images

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