We all have childhood heroes.
But rarely do they inspire adventure on the grandest scale.
In 1908, the legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton led a group of three men on a
daring and death-defying attempt to become the first men to reach the South Pole.
A mere ninety-seven miles from their goal but in the face of the harshest weather
conditions, near-starvation and certain death if they continued, Shackleton and his
men turned back to safety. Their exploits have never been forgotten.
Exactly one hundred years later, a team of three men led by Henry Worsley decided
to retrace the 820-mile route that Shackleton and his men had taken, and finish
the journey to the Pole. Inspired by Shackleton's spirit, courage and leadership,
Worsley walks in his hero's footsteps and comes to truly understand the limits
of human endeavour.
Describing in fascinating detail the stark contrasts between the two
expeditions - food and medical supplies, modes of travel and communication -
as well as the emotions and challenges that both teams share, In Shackleton's Footsteps
parallels the history of the original expedition with the grit and determination of
Worsley's own journey.show more