Sir Ernest Shackleton's

Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917

AN ADVENTURE LIKE NO OTHER

The JOURNEY

In 1914 Ernest Shackleton, intent on completing the final conquest of Antarctica by crossing the continent, arrived at South Georgia and prepared for the trans-continental journey 

ICE COMETH

Ice was observed far north that season, undeterred Shackleton set off with the crew of the Endurance on 5 December towards the Weddell Sea

HEROIC MEN OF THE SOUTH

The Endurance Expedition that unfolded is one of the great tales of polar history, and is central to the history of the island of South Georgia

SOUTH GEORGIA MUSEUM

Shackleton’s Last Quest exhibition marks the centenary of the Quest Expedition and what is considered the end of the heroic era of polar exploration. The South Georgia Museum  holds within its collection a number of significant objects linked to Sir Ernest Shackleton and his last expedition 

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EXTRACT FROM James Wordie DIARY

Private diary extract from Sir James Wordie, Geologist and Chief of Scientific Staff, Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-1917.

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