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South! The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917

Ernest Shackleton

Shackleton's most famous expedition was planned to be an attempt to cross Antarctica from the Weddell Sea south of the Atlantic, to the Ross Sea south of the Pacific, by way of the Pole. It set out from London on 1 August 1914, and reached the Weddell Sea on January 10, 1915, where the pack ice closed in on the Endurance. The ship was broken by the ice on 27 October 1915. The 28 crew members managed to flee to Elephant Island, bringing three small boats with them. Shackleton and five other men managed to reach the southern coast of South Georgia in one of the small boats (in a real epic journey). Shackleton managed to rescue all of the stranded crew from Elephant Island without loss in the Chilean's navy seagoing steam tug Yelcho, on August 30, 1916, in the middle of the Antarctic winter. (Summary from Wikipedia) As the last section of this project we include a short original recording by Ernest Shackleton about the expedition.

Shackleton's most famous expedition was planned to be an attempt to cross Antarctica from the Weddell Sea south of the Atlantic, to the Ross Sea south of the Pacific, by way of the Pole. It set out from London on 1 August 1914, and reached the Weddell Sea on January 10, 1915, where the pack ice closed in on the Endurance. The ship was broken by the ice on 27 October 1915. The 28 crew members managed to flee to Elephant Island, bringing three small boats with them. Shackleton and five other men managed to reach the southern coast of South Georgia in one of the small boats (in a real epic journey). Shackleton managed to rescue all of the stranded crew from Elephant Island without loss in the Chilean's navy seagoing steam tug Yelcho, on August 30, 1916, in the middle of the Antarctic winter. (Summary from Wikipedia) As the last section of this project we include a short original recording by Ernest Shackleton about the expedition.
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Shackleton's most famous expedition was planned to be an attempt to cross Antarctica from the Weddell Sea south of the Atlantic, to the Ross Sea south of the Pacific, by way of the Pole. It set out from London on 1 August 1914, and reached the Weddell Sea on January 10, 1915, where the pack ice closed in on the Endurance. The ship was broken by the ice on 27 October 1915. The 28 crew members managed to flee to Elephant Island, bringing three small boats with them. Shackleton and five other men managed to reach the southern coast of South Georgia in one of the small boats (in a real epic journey). Shackleton managed to rescue all of the stranded crew from Elephant Island without loss in the Chilean's navy seagoing steam tug Yelcho, on August 30, 1916, in the middle of the Antarctic winter. (Summary from Wikipedia) As the last section of this project we include a short original recording by Ernest Shackleton about the expedition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

15h 33m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

31:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

39:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

27:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

28:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

25:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

35:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

32:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

34:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

35:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

35:23


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

35:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:58


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

35:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

26:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:20


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:44