If you like reading and want a true adventure story that you can’t put down then this book is for you. This is one of the first books I ever read all the way through (besides the bible). This book has a powerful message about never giving up. For me it was so inspiring, so incredible, that I could not stop reading it until it was finished. You can actually visualize all of the events and scenes described in the book. These men endured a very dangerous experience even being chased by a
sea leopard that kept popping up through the ice they were walking on.
In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. In January 1915, after battling its way through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day’s sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men.
For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest before it was finally crushed between two ice floes. With no options left, Shackleton and a skeleton crew attempted a near-impossible journey over 850 miles of the South Atlantic’s heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization. Their survival, and the survival of the men they left behind, depended on their small lifeboat successfully finding the island of South Georgia–a tiny dot of land in a vast and hostile ocean.
In Endurance, the definitive account of Ernest Shackleton’s fateful trip, Alfred Lansing brilliantly narrates the harrowing and miraculous voyage that has defined heroism for the modern age.
OUTWITTING THE DEVIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT READ IT, YOU MUST!!!
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I just love this photo, so serene so peaceful. Although, the ocean is a very popular source of fun for many. For me I am content just to watch it’s daily ebbs and flows, bird and marine life interaction, and the back drop of the heavenly bodies. What do you like m0st when you visit the beach/ocean, how do you experience it. Please share your thoughts.