British scientists organizing an expedition to find the wreckage of Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship “Endurance,” which was crushed by Antarctic pack ice in 1915 and laid undiscovered.
Above, the Endurance stuck in the Antarctic ice. Credit Royal Geographic Society/Public Domain
Explorer Ernest Shackleton and his 27 men began one of the most extreme survival attempts in history, to explore part of the Antarctic.
Since he led all the members of his crew to safety, there has been no sign of the wooden ship.
The Antarctic Weddell Sea Expedition, organized by the University of Cambridge’s Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) and funded by a Netherlands-based charitable trust, the Flotilla Foundation, is scheduled to take place from January to February 2019.
The research ship SA Agulhas II in search of Shackleton’s ship.
Explorer Ernest Shackleton