An attempt to recreate the famous voyage is the most recent update of a classic expedition.

This article titled “Shackleton’s journey: what adventures are left to emulate?” was written by Richard Nelsson, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 4th January 2013 17.00 UTC

A group of Australian explorers is about to recreate Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1916 trans-Antarctic voyage, one of the greatest journeys of human survival ever made.

After departing in late 1914 with the intention of crossing the Antarctic, Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance, became frozen in an ice floe, and was eventually crushed and sank. The party was stranded for months but once the ice around them melted, the explorer and five crew members rowed 800 nautical miles on the lifeboat James Caird from Elephant Island to South Georgia, where they knew they could get help from a whaling station. The final part of the journey involved climbing the island’s treacherous icy mountains.

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