Editorial Reviews. Review. In the summer of , Sir Ernest Shackleton set off aboard the Endurance bound for the South Atlantic. The goal of his. : Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage (Audible Audio Edition ): Alfred Lansing, Simon Prebble, Inc. Blackstone Audio: Books. In Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage, Alfred Lansing tells the story of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition’s experience from 5 December

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Though vyage had failed dismally even to come close to the expedition’s original objective, they knew now that somehow they had done much, much more than ever they set out to do. Both books are amazing, dealing with life and death situations outside of civilization, on the forefront of exploration.

Monotony in their activity, their diet and the company they kept. The only diet these men had for over a year consisted of penguins, one sea leopard and, eventually, their own dogs.

Several camps are made on the ice, the last aptly named: This is the true story of Polar explorer Earnest Shackleton and his 27 men who set sail on “The Endurance” for Antarctica with the intent to cross enduranec foot the allfred uncharted continent.

You’d almost think you were reading Updike, except the people in the story are real, and they are really trying to sail 1, miles in open sea in a 20 foot open-topped boat, and deciding whether or not it’s worth it to slide down a fog-shrouded mountaintop to be smashed against rocks or fly off the edge of a cliff. Is it more then just we climbed the mountain because it was there? Made of glass, he was not allowed all. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

In Octoberstill half a continent away from their intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in ice. He lands his ship in a self-created disaster.

See all customer images. He had saved all his men. Thus their plight was naked and terrifying in its simplicity. It’s a tense thriller all the way through, and will make you so incredibly glad you have never had to go through anything like this.


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The book’s title refers to the ship Shackleton used for the expedition, the Endurance. There has been some debate as to alfted Frederick Cook, also an American, got there a year earlier. By late Alfredd,Endurance drifts some nautical miles to the north-east, frozen fast in apparently limitless pack ice. I wanted to learn a little about this expedition after seeing a play in which Ernest Shackleton was a character. How did they react to the continuation of WWI upon their return?

South Vyoage Island in May Over the next few weeks the crew continues salvage operations as Endurance is slowly but entirely crushed. The ship was beset and eventually crushed by ice floes in the Weddell Sea leaving the men stranded on the pack ice.

On December 14,the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen led the first successful expe This was exciting! Finally, in early April,Shackleton orders the men into the three small boats as navigable leads open in the pack ice. The crew, led by Shackleton, abandons shackletoj and makes camp on a huge floe of pack ice.

If they were to get out—they had to get themselves out. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Get to Know Us. Amazingly, they reached the island, despite wicked winds and dangerous seas, and then had to make a difficult land crossing to the other side to reach a dock with some whaling ships.

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The Story of the Greely Arctic Expedition Their planned destination is changed several times as storms or pack ice cut off various escapes; they finally, incredibly, and happily reunite just off the shore of Elephant Island where a barely tenable beach is located and land. On December 14,the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen led the first successful expedition to arrive at the South Pole, five weeks incdedible of a British party led by Robert Falcon Scott.

The way they engineer their own rescue is hardly to be believed. I have never even remotely come into a situation as dire and desperate as the stranded crew of the Endurance.


References to this book Learning Shacjleton the Way: As you can see, there is a photographic record of lansnig events and many of the men also kept diaries. There was a photographer who refuse to leave all his picture fire the weight!

Reading this book, I found I was looking for ice floes while driving down the street to the grocery.

In late November,Endurance finally slips entirely beneath the sea; meanwhile the initial floe has crumbled under pressure and the crew has relocated to a larger, sturdier floe and established Patience Camp. Shackleton was such an inspirational leader that I understand why he has become so revered. What was a threat was the sustained cold, wet and monotony. In Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 men set sail for the South Atlantic on board a ship called the Endurance.

Endurance was his first book. In December,the expedition, aboard the purpose-built polar exploration ship Endurance, enters the pack ice of the Weddell Sea off the coast of Antarctica some 1, nautical miles east of the Palmer Peninsula.

From he accompanied Douglas Mawson on his Australasian Antarctic Expedition and was one of the party that sledged to the South Pole. Shackleton then led a crew of five aboard the James Caird through the Drake Passage and miraculously reached South Georgia Island nautical miles away. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Is this feature helpful?

In the intervening months the crew leads a generally optimistic life of boredom and intense cold even as the gradual realization sets that the trans-Antarctic nature of the expedition has failed.

Think of it, 28 men spend nearly two years essentially camping on ice floes or drifting in foot wooden lifeboats where the temperature rarely rise above freezing and no one dies. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.