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When did Shackleton set sail on Endurance?

When did Shackleton set sail on Endurance?

December 5, 1914
December 5, 1914: Shackleton sets sail for Antarctica aboard the Endurance and heads for Vahsel Bay. The ship encounters ice early on and slows their progress.

How long was Shackleton in Antarctica?

two years
To the world, he was the hero who rescued the crew of the Endurance with “not a man lost.” But Shackleton himself was haunted by the fate of the men of his expedition on the other side of Antarctica, stranded for more than two years.

Did ships get stuck in ice?

Ships had been stuck in the ice many times at both poles. Although some were crushed or drifted for months or years, many others made it out. The ship was well-appointed with food and diversions, and by all accounts the members of the expedition kept themselves amused as they waited for the ship to be set free.

When did Sir Ernest Shackleton start his expedition?

When Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition left South Georgia Island on 5 December 1914 to assist his bid to be the first to cross the Antarctic continent, he had no idea that a year and a half later he would end up on a rescue mission trekking across the very same subantarctic island where he started.

When did Shackleton set off for South Georgia?

April 24th 1916 – Shackleton and 5 others set off in the James Caird for South Georgia. May 10th 1916 – James Caird arrives at King Haakon Bay, South Georgia. May 19th 1916 – Shackleton, Crean and Worsley set out to cross South Georgia to reach the Stromness whaling station.

When was the last time Shackleton set sail for Antarctica?

December 5th 1914 – Set sail for Antarctica, last contact with the outside world for 18 months, last contact with land for 497 days. December 7th 1914 – First encounter with pack-ice.

What was the purpose of Shackleton’s AD?

Shackleton’s Ad – Men Wanted for Hazardous Journey. Many of you have probably seen the famous advertisement which, as the story goes, Ernest Shackleton ran in the newspaper to try to recruit men for his Endurance expedition: Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness.