Polar explorer Ernest Shackleton.

Ernest Shackleton

(1874 - 1922)

On his first journey to the South Pole in 1902, Ernest Shackleton came within four hundred miles of his goal; on his second in 1907, within ninety-seven miles. On his third expedition in 1914, his ship was crushed in ice, forcing him and part of his crew on an eight-hundred-mile journey in a whale boat to South Georgia Island and then a thirty-six-hour trek to Stromness. He died at the age of forty-seven in 1922 on his fourth unsuccessful expedition to the South Pole.

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