Shackleton's Boat Journey

Author(s): F. A. Worsley; Edmund Hilary (Introduction by)

Antarctica & the Sub-Antarctic | Secondhand

The first-hand account of an incredible Antarctic adventure - one of the great survival stories of all times.

Frank A. Worsley was the Captain of the H. M. S. Endurance, the ship used by the legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton in his 1914-16 expedition to the Antarctic. On its way to the Antarctic continent the Endurance became trapped and then crushed by ice, and the ship's party of twenty-eight drifted in an ice floe for five months. Finally reaching an uninhabited island, Shackleton, Worsley and four others sailed eight hundred miles in a small boat to the island of South Georgia, an astounding feat of navigation and courage. All hands survived this ill-fated expedition; as Worsley writes, 'By self-sacrifice and throwing his own life into the balance, (Shackleton) saved every one of his men. . . although at times it looked unlikely that one could be saved. ' 'A remarkable book. . . Worsley writes without heroics. . . but makes us feel to the marrow the conditions that the party endured before all hands were rescued. ' New Yorker.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780393087598
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : March 1977
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : F. A. Worsley; Edmund Hilary (Introduction by)
  • : Hardback
  • : 919.8904092