On 21st November 1915, the Endurance, Ernest Shackleton’s ship, finally succumbed to the immense pressures of the Antarctic ice. Its crew watched in silence as the stern rose twenty feet in the air, and then, in a moment, their ship was gone. Mensun Bound was Director of Exploration for two dramatic expeditions to find the Endurance in what Shackleton called the ‘most hostile sea on Earth’. Mensun saw failure and despair and at times his own ship was almost caught in the frozen ice. This is a brilliant, thrilling piece of storytelling.
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