Riffenburgh - Nimrod
On New Year's Day, 1908, a tiny overladen ship called Nimrod
set out on the last stage of its journey to the Antarctic.
The leader of the expedition was Ernest Shackleton, determined
to find fame and fortune by becoming the first man to reach
the South Pole. On this expedition, Shackleton would record
the greatest achievements of his career and make some of
his most momentous decisions. It was to be an epic and dangerous
adventure. While one team battled hundreds of miles to plant
the Union Jack at the South Magnetic Pole, Shackleton led
another team towards the geographical South Pole. Despite
being plagued by hunger, cruel weather and unseen crevasses,
they persevered to within ninety-seven miles of the Pole.
But on the return journey things were to get even worse...
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