Ernest Shackleton was a British explorer of the South Pole who is best remembered for leading his crew to safety after the failed expedition of the Endurance (1914-16). [110][111] In October 1917, he was sent to Buenos Aires to boost British propaganda in South America. Ernest Shackleton, death occurred on Monday in Philadelphia. Wild. With Tim Jarvis. Sir Ernest Shackleton was an Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer, best known for leading the Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition from 1914 to 1917 and the inspiration for eponymously named adventure-wear brand. In 2002, Shackleton was voted eleventh in a BBC poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. [67] The reality was that the expedition had left Shackleton deeply in debt, unable to meet the financial guarantees he had given to backers. After the race to the South Pole ended in December 1911, with Roald Amundsen's conquest, Shackleton turned his attention to the crossing of Antarctica from sea to sea, via the pole. Ernest Shackleton had been a junior officer on Robert Falcon Scott's Discovery expedition (1902-03), and his expedition with the Nimrod (1907-09) had taken him closer to the South Pole than anyone before. [148] In 2002, Channel 4 produced Shackleton, a TV serial depicting the 1914 expedition with Kenneth Branagh in the title role. We caught up with co … [84][85], Endurance departed from South Georgia for the Weddell Sea on 5 December, heading for Vahsel Bay. [6] However, Shackleton took lifelong pride in his Irish roots, and frequently declared, "I am an Irishman". [10] His father was able to secure him a berth with the North Western Shipping Company, aboard the square-rigged sailing ship Hoghton Tower. [5], In 1880, when Ernest was six, Henry Shackleton gave up his life as a landowner to study medicine at Trinity College, Dublin, moving his family to the city. £350,000), not through an outright gift. [35] As the first significant person to return from the Antarctic, he found that he was in demand; in particular, the Admiralty wished to consult him about its further proposals for the rescue of Discovery. [56] Shackleton returned to the United Kingdom as a hero, and soon afterwards published his expedition account, Heart of the Antarctic. Ernest Shackleton: Death or Glory. His parents also survive. [31], After a period of convalescence in New Zealand, Shackleton returned to England via San Francisco and New York. His father, Henry Shackleton, tried to enter the army, but his poor health prevented him from doing so. [74], Shackleton used his considerable fund-raising skills, and the expedition was financed largely by private donations, although the British government gave £10,000 (about £900,000 in 2019 terms). The "Great Southern Journey",[52] as Frank Wild called it, began on 29 October 1908. [146], Shackleton's death marked the end of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, a period of discovery characterised by journeys of geographical and scientific exploration in a largely unknown continent without any of the benefits of modern travel methods or radio communication. Shackleton led three British expeditions to the Antarctic. [e][72], Any future resumption by Shackleton of the quest for the South Pole depended on the results of Scott's Terra Nova Expedition, which left from Cardiff in July 1910. At his wife's request, he was buried there. Shackleton chose five companions for the journey: Frank Worsley, Endurance's captain, who would be responsible for navigation; Tom Crean, who had "begged to go"; two strong sailors in John Vincent and Timothy McCarthy, and finally the carpenter McNish. As Macklin wrote: ‘Nothing could be done, however. Ernest Shackleton died on this day, January 5, 1922, aged just 47. He also socialized with his crew members every evening after dinner, leading sing-alongs, jokes, and games. (, Shackleton stood as political candidate in Dundee but finished fourth of five candidates, with 3,865 votes to the victor's 9,276. In January 2013, a joint British-Australian team set out to duplicate Shackleton's 1916 trip across the Southern Ocean. On 8 May, thanks to Worsley's navigational skills, the cliffs of South Georgia came into sight, but hurricane-force winds prevented the possibility of landing. Alexander Macklin, one of the physicians from the Endurance who continued to serve Shackleton, wrote that the death was a result of “overstrain during a period of debility”. There remained the men of the Ross Sea Party, who were stranded at Cape Evans in McMurdo Sound, after Aurora had been blown from its anchorage and driven out to sea, unable to return. Shackleton reluctantly agreed to look for winter quarters at either the Barrier Inlet—which Discovery had briefly visited in 1902—or King Edward VII Land. For decades, Sir Ernest Shackleton has been regarded as a hero for saving the crew of the Endurance during his failed South Pole expedition of 1914-16. [162], "Shackleton" redirects here. Antarctica / History / Shackleton In 2013 Seb Coulthard took a small wooden boat into an unforgiving sea, and along with five other spirited adventurers, attempted to follow in the footsteps of the legendary polar explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton. [35] Instead, he became a journalist, working for the Royal Magazine, but he found this unsatisfactory. [140] This negative picture of Scott became accepted as the popular truth[141] as the kind of heroism that Scott represented fell victim to the cultural shifts of the late twentieth century. Shackleton came back to Britain expecting a hero's welcoming like Scott's, but instead discovered that World War I had started and everyone had stopped giving a shit about his multiple deaths. [38] He was then offered, and accepted, the secretaryship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS), a post which he took up on 11 January 1904. Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic, dies of a heart attack in Grytviken, South Georgia on January 5, 1922. He studied at Dulwich College at the age of 13, and although he disliked school, he placed 5th in a class of 31 students during his final term. On the Endurance, the second in command was the experienced explorer Frank Wild. The venture, financed by John Quiller Rowett, is sometimes referred to as the Quest Expedition after its ship Quest , a converted Norwegian sealer. Shackleton's mind turned to a project that had been announced, and then abandoned, by the Scottish explorer William Speirs Bruce, for a continental crossing, from a landing in the Weddell Sea, via the South Pole to McMurdo Sound. Shackleton refused to pack supplies for more than four weeks, knowing that if they did not reach South Georgia within that time, the boat and its crew would be lost. Death and burial site. [11] Two years later, he had obtained his first mate's ticket, and in 1898, he was certified as a master mariner, qualifying him to command a British ship anywhere in the world. This march was not a serious attempt on the Pole, although the attainment of a high latitude was of great importance to Scott, and the inclusion of Shackleton indicated a high degree of personal trust. [6] Four years later, the family moved again, from Ireland to Sydenham in suburban London. [40] He also ventured into politics, unsuccessfully standing in the 1906 General Election as the Liberal Unionist Party's candidate for Dundee constituency in opposition to Irish Home Rule. Beardmore was sufficiently impressed with Shackleton to offer financial support,[c][43] but other donations proved hard to come by. The Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition (1921-1922) commonly known as the Quest expedition may have faded into the lesser pages of polar history if it had not had a defining moment – the sudden death of Shackleton on the 5th January 1922. For these achievements, Shackleton was knighted by King Edward VII on his return home. He was 47 years old. As a child he loved to read, which inspired him to have his own adventures. [27] A record Farthest South latitude of 82° 17' was reached, beating the previous record established in 1900 by Carsten Borchgrevink. At one point, Shackleton gave his one biscuit allotted for the day to the ailing Frank Wild, who wrote in his diary: "All the money that was ever minted would not have bought that biscuit and the remembrance of that sacrifice will never leave me". He became a farmer instead, settling in Kilkea. Starving to death. Born in Kilkea, County Kildare, Ireland, Shackleton, and his family moved to Sydenham in suburban south London when he was ten. A true leader of men, Shackleton had ventured South with Robert Falcon Scott, aboard the Discovery, before setting a Farthest South record when he commanded the Nimrod Expedition, and journeyed to within 97 miles of the South Pole. Mrs Chippy was shot when the Endurance sank, due to the belief that he would not have survived the ordeal that followed. King Edward VII received him on 10 July and raised him to a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order;[60][61] in the King's Birthday Honours list in November, he was made a knight, becoming Sir Ernest Shackleton. Shackleton's fellow-explorers expressed their admiration; Roald Amundsen wrote, in a letter to RGS Secretary John Scott Keltie, that "the English nation has by this deed of Shackleton's won a victory that can never be surpassed". 100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The Relief of the Ross Sea Party, Copyright © Irish Maritime Exhibitions | Website maintained by, 15 JULY, 1911, WINTER PARTY REACHED CAPE CROZIER. [89] On 21 November 1915, the wreck finally slipped beneath the surface. Nevertheless, in February 1907, Shackleton presented to the Royal Geographical Society his plans for an Antarctic expedition, the details of which, under the name British Antarctic Expedition, were published in the Royal Geographical Society's newsletter, Geographical Journal. [62][63] He was honoured by the Royal Geographical Society, who awarded him a Gold Medal; a proposal that the medal be smaller than that earlier awarded to Captain Scott was not acted on. and I said 'Yes darling, as far as I am concerned'". (, The distance from the Pole is commonly given as 97 or 98 miles, this being the distance in nautical miles. Two men arrested, facing manslaughter charges after Cold Lake death. The fate of Scott's expedition was not then known. [95] This was the first time they had stood on solid ground for 497 days. He tried to be a successful businessman but failed. All his life had been a rattling rush of swift succeeding action, like a chain cable racing through the hawse-pipe into an unfathomed sea, causing the world to vibrate as it ran out its full length of forty-seven shackles when the last link slipped over, and there was silence. [60], Besides the official honours, Shackleton's Antarctic feats were greeted in Britain with great enthusiasm. [140], Within a few years, he was thoroughly overtaken in public esteem by Shackleton, whose popularity surged while that of his erstwhile rival declined. When spring arrived in September, the breaking of the ice and its later movements put extreme pressures on the ship's hull. On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we talk about the life, adventures, and death of one of the UK’s greatest explorers, Ernest Shackleton. In September of 1914, Anglo-Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton set out on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition with the goal of being the first man to traverse the Antarctic continent. [47], To conserve coal, the ship was towed 1,650 miles (2,655 km) by the steamer Koonya to the Antarctic ice, after Shackleton had persuaded the New Zealand government and the Union Steamship Company to share the cost. [151] Asteroid 289586 Shackleton, discovered by Swiss amateur astronomer Michel Ory in 2005, was named in his memory. [94], After five harrowing days at sea, the exhausted men landed their three lifeboats at Elephant Island, 346 miles (557 km) from where the Endurance sank. The ship, after a drift of many months, had returned to New Zealand. There is a legend that says Shackleton's newspaper article was written a certain way so that he could better narrow down and select candidates for his expedition. Frank Wild then engaged in the necessary tasks brought up by the death of the Boss. They later learned that the same hurricane had sunk a 500-ton steamer bound for South Georgia from Buenos Aires. [137] A statue of Shackleton designed by Charles Sargeant Jagger was unveiled at the Royal Geographical Society's Kensington headquarters in 1932,[138] but public memorials to Shackleton were relatively few. [13], The British National Antarctic Expedition, known as the Discovery expedition after the ship Discovery, was the brainchild of Sir Clements Markham, president of the Royal Geographical Society, and had been many years in preparation. Unqualified as a diplomat, he was unsuccessful in persuading Argentina and Chile to enter the war on the Allied side. At the age of thirteen, he entered Dulwich College. About Ernest Shackleton Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (; 15 February 1874 – 5 January 1922) was a British Antarctic explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic. The manager, ‘an old friend of ours’ as Wild wrote, had been with Shackleton the previous afternoon and was shocked by the news. Shackleton suffered frostbitten fingers as a result. [87] She drifted slowly northward with the ice through the following months. He was born near Dublin, Ireland in 1874. [80] Shackleton also loosened some traditional hierarchies to promote camaraderie, such as distributing the ship's chores equally among officers, scientists, and seamen. [128] Within a year the first biography, The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton, by Hugh Robert Mill, was published. [76] Public interest in the expedition was considerable; Shackleton received more than 5,000 applications to join it. Broadcast in the United States on the A&E Network, it won two Emmy Awards.[149]. Henry Worsley should have called it quits. On 4 February 1903, the party finally reached the ship. Today Ernest Shackleton … This group, despite many hardships, had carried out its depot-laying mission to the full, but three lives had been lost, including that of its commander, Aeneas Mackintosh.[108]. Shackleton expedition artifacts to be donated to UK museums . cemetery. [92] By 17 March, their ice camp was within 60 miles (97 km) of Paulet Island;[93] however, separated by impassable ice, they were unable to reach it. "[32] There is no corroboration of Armitage's story. Shackleton's Early Death Explorer Frank Wild (1873 - 1939) looking at the wreckage of the Endurance, 1915. Abraham Shackleton, an English Quaker, moved to Ireland in 1726 and started a school at Ballitore, County Kildare. Shackleton’s grave. [75] Two ships would be employed; Endurance would carry the main party into the Weddell Sea, aiming for Vahsel Bay from where a team of six, led by Shackleton, would begin the crossing of the continent. In his 1956 address to the British Science Association, Sir Raymond Priestley, one of his contemporaries, said "Scott for scientific method, Amundsen for speed and efficiency but when disaster strikes and all hope is gone, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton", paraphrasing what Apsley Cherry-Garrard had written in a preface to his 1922 memoir The Worst Journey in the World. He was, as a shipmate recorded, "a departure from our usual type of young officer", content with his own company though not aloof, "spouting lines from Keats [and] Browning", a mixture of sensitivity and aggression but, withal, sympathetic. Shackleton was on a quest to be the first person to reach the south pole starting as a teen ager. [145] In 2001, the Athy Heritage Centre-Museum, Athy, County Kildare, Ireland, established the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School, which is held annually, to honour the memory of Ernest Shackleton. Ernest Shackleton: Death or Glory. Today is the 99th anniversary of the death of famed explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, who died in South Georgia on 5 January 1922 on his fourth expedition to the Antarctic. Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic, dies of a heart attack in Grytviken, South Georgia on January 5, 1922. ", Study of diaries kept by Eric Marshall, medical officer to the 1907–09 expedition, suggests that Shackleton suffered from an atrial septal defect ("hole in the heart"), a congenital heart defect, which may have been a cause of his health problems.[131]. Proposing a toast to the explorer at a lunch given in Shackleton's honour by the Royal Societies Club, Lord Halsbury, a former Lord Chancellor, said: "When one remembers what he had gone through, one does not believe in the supposed degeneration of the British race. His first three attempts were foiled by sea ice, which blocked the approaches to the island. (equivalent to £30,590 in 2019[132]) which he bequeathed to his wife. He studied at Dulwich College at the age of 13, and although he disliked school, he placed 5th in a class of 31 students during his final term. [d] En route the South Pole party discovered the Beardmore Glacier—named after Shackleton's patron[53]—and became the first persons to see and travel on the South Polar Plateau. [59], On Shackleton's return home, public honours were quickly forthcoming. All the time the rain soaked heavily down. [126], Macklin, who conducted the postmortem, concluded that the cause of death was atheroma of the coronary arteries exacerbated by "overstrain during a period of debility". One does not believe that we have lost all sense of admiration for courage [and] endurance". After 17 days, Shackleton and his men reached South … Dying heavily in debt, Shackleton's small estate consisted of personal effects to the value of £556 2s. [154][155], The expedition very carefully matched legacy conditions, using a replica of the James Caird (named for the project's patron: the Alexandra Shackleton), period clothing (by Burberry), replica rations (both in calorific content and rough constitution), period navigational aids, and a Thomas Mercer chronometer just as Shackleton had used. He had taken aspirin but said that it was ‘no good’ and asked Macklin: ‘will you get me something which will act?’ Macklin attended to Shackleton’s need for some further blankets. Deep in the Weddell Sea, conditions gradually grew worse until, on 19 January 1915, Endurance became frozen fast in an ice floe. [62][65] Shackleton was also appointed a Younger Brother of Trinity House, a significant honour for British mariners. [88], Until this point, Shackleton had hoped that the ship, when released from the ice, could work her way back towards Vahsel Bay. [114] From October 1918, he served with the North Russia Expeditionary Force in the Russian Civil War under the command of Major-General Edmund Ironside, with the role of advising on the equipment and training of British forces in arctic conditions. [81] He ultimately selected a crew of 56, twenty-eight on each ship. The journey was 800 miles, and he only had a single lifeboat, the James Caird. A friend, John Rowett, put up the money, and a dilapidated Norwegian sealer was renamed Quest, at Emily Shackleton’s suggestion. "[32] There is conjecture that Scott's motive for removing him was resentment of Shackleton's popularity, and that ill-health was used as an excuse to get rid of him. This was the first of a number of books about Shackleton that began to appear, showing him in a highly positive light. In 2002, in a BBC poll conducted to determine the "100 Greatest Britons", Shackleton was ranked 11th while Scott was down in 54th place. Shackleton's mother, Henrietta Letitia Sophia Gavan, was descended from the Fitzmaurice family. The Endurance: “McCarthy, the best and most efficient of the sailors, always cheerful under the most trying circumstances, and who for these very reasons I chose to accompany me on the boat journey to South Georgia, was killed at his … I noted the time—it was about 2.50 a.m.’. [64] All the members of the Nimrod Expedition shore party received silver Polar Medals on 23 November, with Shackleton receiving a clasp to his earlier medal. Although some of his former crew members had not received all their pay from the Endurance expedition, many of them signed on with their former "Boss". On hearing a whistle from Shackleton’s cabin, he went to investigate. Macklin wrote that the Boss ‘talked of many things quite rationally’ and so he took the ‘opportunity to emphasize the necessity of his taking things very much more quietly than he had been doing’. Scottish jute magnate Sir James Caird gave £24,000, Midlands industrialist Frank Dudley Docker gave £10,000, and tobacco heiress Janet Stancomb-Wills gave an undisclosed but reportedly "generous" sum. Bruce, who had failed to acquire financial backing, was happy that Shackleton should adopt his plans,[73] which were similar to those being followed by the German explorer Wilhelm Filchner. What do you want me to give up now?’, Shackleton then suffered an attack of angina pectoris. Aboard what would become his aptly-named ship, the Endurance, he and 27 men set sail for the South Pole. At the request of his widow, Shackleton … [91] After failed attempts to march across the ice to this island, Shackleton decided to set up another more permanent camp (Patience Camp) on another floe, and trust to the drift of the ice to take them towards a safe landing. [147], In 1993 Trevor Potts re-enacted the Boat Journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia in honour of Sir Ernest Shackleton, totally unsupported, in a replica of the James Caird. Like many great tales, Shackleton’s story is one of failure. [49], It was noted that ice conditions were unstable, precluding the establishment of a safe base there. His mother Henrietta was descended from the Fitzmaurices, a family which had been in Kerry since the Norman times in the 13th century. [50] After considerable weather delays, Shackleton's base was eventually established at Cape Royds, about 24 miles (39 km) north of Hut Point. It is perhaps fitting, then, that his widow chose South Georgia as his final resting place after his death in 1922. [25] Scott chose Shackleton to accompany Wilson and himself on the expedition's southern journey, a march southwards to achieve the highest possible latitude in the direction of the South Pole. [11] In August 1894, he passed his examination for second mate and accepted a post as third officer on a tramp steamer of the Welsh Shire Line. [9] The aim was the conquest of both the geographical South Pole and the South Magnetic Pole. Ernest Shackleton The Quest (1920-1922) By 1920 Ernest Shackleton was turning his attention to the Antarctic again. Shackleton was on a quest to be the first person to reach the south pole starting as a teen ager. He returned to the ‘Quest’ that evening in good cheer. [18] Shackleton accepted this, even though his own background and instincts favoured a different, more informal style of leadership. ‘Sir Ernest Shackleton synthesised every splendid quality; courage, always quiet and modest; limitless abnegation; fine tenacity … all applied to the conquest of universal science, with a life-long devotion… In an age of war-like heroism, he was the hero, calm and strong, who, who left behind him neither death … Antarctica / History / Shackleton In 2013 Seb Coulthard took a small wooden boat into an unforgiving sea, and along with five other spirited adventurers, attempted to follow in the footsteps of the legendary polar explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton. Ward-room caterer. Ernest Shackleton led several Polar expeditions, and was one of the best known British explorers of the early 20th century. In a Christie's auction in London in 2011, a biscuit that Shackleton gave "a starving fellow traveller" on the 1907–1909 Nimrod expedition sold for £1250. Other crew included James, Hussey, Greenstreet, a carpenter Harry McNish, and a biologist named Clark. The Endurance, the ship of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, has been lost to the Antarctic ice for more than 100 years. A wonderful evening. [4] Ernest was the second of their ten children and the first of two sons; the second, Frank, achieved notoriety as a suspect, later exonerated, in the 1907 theft of the Irish Crown Jewels. In 1920, tired of the lecture circuit, Shackleton began to consider the possibility of a last expedition. Since Shackleton's inception in 2014, founders Ian Holdcroft and Martin Brooks have been razor-focused on creating a brand worthy of "the boss's" great name. [17], Although Discovery was not a Royal Navy unit, Scott required the crew, officers and scientific staff to submit to the conditions of the Naval Discipline Act, and the ship and expedition were run on Royal Navy lines. December 16, 2020 05:37 AM LONDON — A sled and flag used in one of explorer Ernest Shackleton's famed expeditions to the South Pole have been bought by a British government-funded body to keep the treasured … [86], On 24 February, realising that she would be trapped until the following spring, Shackleton ordered the abandonment of ship's routine and her conversion to a winter station. [23], According to steward Clarence Hare, he was "the most popular of the officers among the crew, being a good mixer",[24] though claims that this represented an unofficial rival leadership to Scott's are unsupported. [42] Shackleton by this time was making no secret of his ambition to return to Antarctica at the head of his own expedition. Dr Eric Marshall was one of four men who accompanied Ernest Shackleton in his attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole. Antarctic team closes in on legendary Sir Ernest Shackleton shipwreck. After a few days, with the position at 69° 5' S, 51° 30' W, Shackleton gave the order to abandon ship, saying, "She's going down! He assisted Wild in the jobs that needed to be done. [46], On 1 January 1908, the Nimrod set off on the British Antarctic Expedition from Lyttelton Harbour, New Zealand. [h][99][100] Not only did Shackleton recognize their value for the job but also because he knew the potential risk they were to morale. Shackleton returned to the lecture circuit and published his own account of the Endurance expedition, South, in December 1919. The second in a family of ten, his father Henry farmed at Kilkea. [71], None of these enterprises prospered, and his main source of income was his earnings from lecture tours. Sir Ernest Shackleton was an explorer who in 1901 joined an expedition to the Antarctic. As well as serving as surgeon, surveyor and cartographer, Dr Marshall acted as principal photographer, producing some of the best-known images of the expedition, a number of which feature his sledge with its fluttering flag at various landmarks on their journey. Sir Ernest Shackleton visited old friends at the whaling station and organised preparations for the expedition. [152] In October 2015, Shackleton's decorations and medals were auctioned; the sale raised £585,000. https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/shackleton_ernest.shtml [133] Lady Shackleton survived her husband by 14 years, dying in 1936. [143] Other management writers soon followed this lead, using Shackleton as an exemplar for bringing order from chaos. [9], Shackleton's restlessness at school was such that he was allowed to leave at 16 and go to sea. Born 15 February 1874, in Kilkea, County Kildare, Ireland, Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton was a popular British Antarctic explorer. Shackleton's original plans had envisaged using the old Discovery base in McMurdo Sound to launch his attempts on the South Pole and South Magnetic Pole. Shackleton’s expedition failed — and yet the story of how his men survived on the ice for 497 days transformed the Endurance into one of the most memorable accounts of perseverance and resilience in history. Ernest Shackleton was a British explorer of the South Pole who is best remembered for leading his crew to safety after the failed expedition of the Endurance (1914-16). Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton CVO OBE FRGS FRSGS (/ˈʃækəltən/; 15 February 1874 – 5 January 1922) was an Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic. In the early hours of the next morning, Shackleton summoned the expedition's physician, Alexander Macklin,[126] to his cabin, complaining of back pains and other discomfort. "[134], Before the return of Shackleton's body to South Georgia, there was a memorial service held for him with full military honours at Holy Trinity Church, Montevideo, and on 2 March a service was held at St Paul's Cathedral, London, at which the King and other members of the royal family were represented. They wrote: "Shackleton resonates with executives in today's business world. Ernest Shackleton, died of pneumonia in Philadelphia. E xplorer Explorer Sir Raymond Priestley said: "For scientific discovery give me [Robert Falcon] Scott; for speed and efficiency of travel give me [Roald] Amundsen; but when disaster strikes and all hope is gone, get down on your knees and pray for [Ernest] Shackleton.". The inscription on the rough-hewn granite block set to mark the spot reads: "Frank Wild 1873–1939, Shackleton's right-hand man. Born in Kilkea, County Kildare, Ireland, Shackleton, and his family moved to Sydenham in suburban south London when he was ten. 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