Shackleton’s Polar Crossing Attempt – Part 8 – Adaptation by Mandy Parry-Jones (ASP V10N5)

PART 8 – From Elephant Island to South Georgia

Adapted and condensed from Sir Ernest Shackleton’s book “South” by Mandy Parry-Jones

Elephant Island was a haven in the sense that it provided some refuge but it was no long term solution as no one had ever visited it before, and was un- likely to do so in the future. Winter was coming and the only alternative was an heroic struggle to reach the nearest settlement at South Georgia.

For the full article, refer to V10N5.