Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’

24 Mar


There has been so much interest recently in the search for Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ in the Weddell Sea, that I thought I would give a summary of this  remarkable, heroic expedition.


6/3/19 I have just received this comment a which I think sums the expedition up:Comment: Extremely interesting and very informative. It gives a vivid picture of the extreme hardship and conditions suffered by Shackleton and his courageous team. What determination and extreme courage they possessed.

14 Responses to “Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’”

  1. jagawhitebtinternetcom March 27, 2019 at 10:47 am #

    Isobel – really interesting. Thank you.

  2. isobelpwilliams March 29, 2019 at 6:50 pm #

    Thank you. This expedition seems to be regularly in the news at the moment

  3. Garry Engleman April 2, 2019 at 9:01 am #

    Very interesting about Shackleton expedition, you can only imagine the bravery and endurance of Shackleton and his whole crew.
    Lovely insight from Isobel.

  4. Sarah April 9, 2019 at 6:40 am #

    Really interested Isobel.

  5. Howell April 14, 2019 at 2:31 pm #

    Isobel – A concise but very clear account of the severe difficulties experienced by Shacklelton and his men during the expedition. That they all survived is remarkable.

    • Ann April 21, 2019 at 10:57 am #

      Insightful account of Shackleton’s ability to adapt to the unexpected. His leadership skills are much needed today.

      • isobelpwilliams April 21, 2019 at 2:07 pm #

        It seems that only now, during the recent attempt to locate ‘Endurance’s’ resting place in the Weddell Sea, that explorers and scientists have truly appreciated the conditions that Shackleton’s crew must have gone through -and the amazing, positive stance that Shackleton maintained throughout this “Trial of Job”

  6. Zoe Hudson April 23, 2019 at 11:05 am #

    This has really opened my eyes to the difficulties that they experienced and their courage. Well spoken Isobel

  7. John April 25, 2019 at 9:37 am #

    A graphic illustration of how inspirational leadership and a heroic team effort can overcome near insurmountable odds. Must read more

  8. Purdey April 30, 2019 at 6:28 pm #

    Both interesting and thorough!

  9. Noelle Stallard May 26, 2019 at 8:22 am #

    True leadership!

    • isobelpwilliams May 27, 2019 at 6:46 am #

      Thank you.This was the expedition where Shackleton really showed his leadership qualities—a number of his men actually volunteered to return with him on his final expedition in the 1920s in spite of the horrors they had experienced on ‘Endurance’.

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