Monday, April 07, 2008

Shackleton's Abandoned Hut In Antarctica

(Photo via ASOC Pictures)

Long-time readers of this blog know that Earnest Shackleton is one of my heroes. Ever since reading about his harrowing story of survival during my own trip to Antarctica, I have been fascinated by the man and his adventure. I am especially an admirer of Shackleton's perseverance in the face of hopeless situations -- a trait that ultimately saved the lives of 28 men from certain death. It is a character trait I would like to better cultivate in myself.

(Photo via sandwhichgirl)

Fogonazos has an interesting post about the abandoned huts of both Earnest Shackleton and Robert F. Scott:
Shelves are still stocked with tins of cabbage, veal or onions. All these objects have been preserved by cold for the last 100 years. Antarctic explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton left them here in their way to the South Pole, in the beginning of the 20th century. But none of them was able to come back.
I would so love to return to Antarctica and see both of these huts, but especially Shackleton's.

Follow the link for more and see additional info on both huts here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

Read more about Earnest Shackleton and his story of survival.

(HT Neatorama)

1 comment:

Clint said...

What an amazing story! I had never heard of that before. I hope it is taught in every history book.