South: Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition

When Sir Ernest Shackleton set sail on the Endurance on August 8, 1914, he was already an internationally renowned Antarctic explorer and a national hero. He planned a brave attempt to cross the continent of Antarctica via the Pole. With an eye toward profiting from their adventures, Shackleton hired experienced cameraman Frank Hurley. But within a day’s travel of land, the Endurance was trapped in unusually heavy pack ice. What followed is one of the greatest adventure stories ever and a unbelievable tale of courage and survival.