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The Endurance

In 1914, an English explorer by the name of Sir Ernest Shackleton set out with a crew of 27 men, 69 Canadian sledging dogs, one cat, and an Argentine stowaway. Their expedition goal was to be the first to cross the Antarctic continent on foot. Years earlier, Shackleton had been denied that trophy by Roald Amundsen, a Norwegian explorer, and shortly after that, by Shackleton's nemesis, Sir Robert Scott. The voyage in 1914 claimed Shackleton's place in history, albeit not as he had envisioned.

This was Shackleton's third expedition to the Pole region, the second one having brought him within 100 miles of the Pole. On that trip, Shackleton chose not to risk the lives of his crew and turned back because of a lack of supplies and for the health of some crew members.


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