In Shackleton's Footsteps: A Return to the Heart of the Antarctic: Worsley, Henry
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In Shackleton's Footsteps: A Return to the Heart of the Antarctic

Author(s): Worsley, Henry

Copyright: 2011, US
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 233, 32 color & 30 bw photos, graph, 2 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth
Condition: dj & cloth new

The main objective of Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09) was to reach the South Pole. On January 9th, 1909 Shackleton and his three companions turned back, just 97 miles shy of the Pole. One hundred years later, in October 2008, a team that included descendants of that original party, led by Henry Worsley, set out from Shackleton’s hut to celebrate the centenary of his expedition by retracing the exact 870 mile route and going on to finish the last 97 miles. This captivating book explores the history of the original expedition and reasons behind its failure, while capturing the meticulous planning, fundraising and training for the new expedition. A unique story of adventure, pioneering spirit, settling old family business and man’s triumph over nature.





















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