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Scientists investigate the fate of ‘Endurance’ –explorer Ernest Shackleton’s sunken ship

A team of scientists has found no evidence in the Antarctic’s oceans of the mollusks that feed on wood, suggesting that Ernest Shackleton’s almost 100-year-old ship might be intact.(AP Photo/Frank Hurley-Copyright Scott Polar Research Institute/Royal…  …

Explorers complete Shackleton’s epic Antarctic journey a century later

A team of exhausted but elated explorers successfully recreated Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic survival journey, completing a three-day climb across mountains despite a treacherous blizzard. Expedition leader Tim Jarvis and Barry Gray reached the old whaling station at Stromness early Monday (2245 GMT Sunday) after a 900-metre (2,950-foot) climb over the…

‘Shackleton’ expedition stranded by wild weather

Two adventurers attempting to recreate an epic 1916 Antarctic expedition by Ernest Shackleton were Saturday stranded on a plateau above a glacier after wild weather hit the final leg of their journey. British-Australian expedition leader Tim Jarvis and mountaineer Barry Gray were stuck at Shackleton’s Gap, but had assured their…

Team recreating Shackleton’s 1916 Antarctic trip makes landfall

An exhausted British-Australian expedition recreating Ernest Shackleton’s 1916 crossing of the Southern Ocean in a small boat made landfall after a perilous 12-day journey. Led by renowned adventurer Tim Jarvis, the team of six reached Peggotty Bluff on rugged South Georgia, where they landed their vessel in the same place…

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