Not long ago i was flicking through my photos of my trip to Antarctica and i stumbled upon a picture of our kayak guide. yes that’s right we kayaked in the waters around Antarctica. While out paddling he would group us together and tell us stories and one that just stuck with me just cause of its shear movie like nature was the story of Shackleton and his ill fated voyage.
So naturally when i got back home i searched for a good book about him. Found one but then before i had a chance to read it got distracted (read a new woman in my life) and totally misplaced the book
It wasn’t until i was flicking through the photos that it dawned on me i had the book so i had to find it read it
Its amazing to discover that over the course of their journey not a single life was lost (excluding penguins and seals)
From having their ship stuck in ice for 10 months only to having it crushed and then living on an ice floe for 5 months. They flee to a nearby island where it was decided someone had to go for help. The journey just gets even tougher for those 6 men. Sailing for almost 2 weeks to south Georgia island only then to realize they would have to hike over the island to help
Its hard to believe it was all real, one can’t appreciate the beauty of these lands with out forgetting just how harsh and unforgivable it is and to know these men conquered that really defines a whole new level of bravery