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Wrote "O.H.M.S. An Illustrated Record of the Voyage of S.S. Tintagel Castle" as a young man. Served under Scott on Discovery on the British National Antarctic Expedition and accompanied Scott to attain the then furthest south. Attained a new furthest south, commanding his own expedition in the Nimrod, and recorded his experiences in "The Heart of the Antarctic" and edited and contributed to a book printed in the Antarctic "Aurora Australis". His best known expedition was to be a transcontinental traverse of Antarctica but his ship, the Endurance, was crush in the ice and he never made landfall. He and his men lived on ice floes and eventually took a perilous journey in small boats to make landfall. Shacklton then led a much smaller party in a single small boat through the roughest seas on earth and crossed an uncharted mountainous island to reach help. His record of this epic struggle for survival is presented in his book "South".
Served as an officer under Captain Scott on the Discovery expedition (British National Antarctic Expedition) in which he accompanied Scott to the then furthest south. Organized his own expedition on the ship Nimrod and attained a new furthest south record and his story of the expedition was published as "The Heart of the Antarctic." Then, after Scott died on his return trip from the south pole, Shackleton organized his best known expedition on the Endurance to attempt a first transcontinental crossing of Antarctica. The Endurance was crushed in the polar ice, he never reached land, but he brought his men through a brutal and dangerous test of endurance living on ice floes. Eventually he survived an epic small boat trip through the roughest seas on earth and a crossing of uncharted mountains to bring help to his stranded men and tells his tale in the book "South." Also edited and contributed to "Aurora Austrialis" printed in the Antarctic and as a young man wrote "O.H.M.S. An Illustrated Record of the Voyage of S.S. 'Tintagel Castle'.
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