The Story of Endurance


“Panorama Of South Georgia” by Frank Hurley 
 Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons


Ernest Shackleton was a polar explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic. Devoted to creating a legacy, he set out to lead what would become known as the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition from 1914-1917. The expedition ship Shackleton led and lost on this journey was Endurance.

In the 20th century, Shackleton was rediscovered, and rapidly became a role model for leadership as one who, in extreme circumstances, kept his team together in a survival story described by cultural historian Stephanie Barczewski as “incredible.”

"Elephant island party" by Frank Hurley Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

“For scientific discovery give me Scott; for speed and efficiency of travel give me Amundsen; but when disaster strikes and all hope is gone, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton.”

- Sir Raymond Priestly, Antarctic Explorer and Geologist

You will learn more about Shackleton and Endurance during your Studio/E At The Hill experience, as his journey is a great example of what it means to Act, Learn and Build into the unknown.  In the meantime, you can read up on his adventures with this beautifully illustrated storybook.