In 1914 Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 stalwart individuals attempted to
undertake what Shackleton described as “the one remaining great object of Antarctic
journeying”—crossing the continent on foot from the Weddell Sea to the Ross Sea via
the South Pole. While disaster famously beset the Endurance expedition, Shackleton,
through extraordinary leadership and dogged, relentless effort, lost none of his men;
all were saved in 1916.
The legendary tale of how he accomplished this is still taught in the best military and
business schools on the planet. “South!” is the story of the doomed expedition, straight from the man who led it—Sir Ernest Shackleton.
This newly illustrated edition includes images shot by the original expedition photographer Frank Hurley, modern photos of the places encamped by the expedition, and archival images from around the world.