Sir Ernest Shackleton, February 1874 – 5 January was a polar explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic, and one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.
The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition also known as the Endurance…
Return of the "Discovery" expedition from Antartica in 1931 (the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration). *Those who did not get the memo about camel and navy were excluded from the group portrait, and consequently, the annuls of history.
Sir Ernest Shackelton was a key player in the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. He helped his crew of 28 survive in the elements of the Antarctic for a year and a half after their ship sank. A true hero.
The Exhibition of Maps from the Heroic Age of South Polar Exploration, was held in London in and 'The Mapping of Antarctica' was published to accompany the exhibition, illustrated with over 100 significant Polar maps.
Antarctic Explorer and Shackleton Comrade Tom Crean