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Ernest Shackleton

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Ernest Shackleton
Birth date of Ernest Shackleton: February 15th 1874, Kildare, Ireland.

Death date: January 5th 1982, South Georgia, Antarctica

Family (wife and children): Ernest Shackleton had three kids and they were: Edward Shackleton, Raymond Shackleton Cicely Shackleton. Ernest Shackleton beloved wife was Emily Mary Doorman. Unfortunately she died at a very young age and that was 1904-1922.

Where did Ernest Shackleton originally come from?
Sir Ernest Shackleton lived in Kildare, Ireland. He and he family moved to London where Ernest Shackleton was educated. The Shackleton’s were originally from Yorkshire.
Ernest Shackleton chose to tackle the challenge of Antarctica in a different way. He decided he would attempt to journey across the icy continent.
Kildare, Ireland
How many years did Ernest Shackleton explore Antarctica?
Sir Ernest Shackleton contributed much to Antarctica exploration. In 1890, he joined the British merchant navy and in 1901 he sailed on his first expedition to Antarctica under the command of Robert Falcon Scott.

In 1907, Ernest Shackleton announced another attempt to reach the South Pole. He came within 156 km (97 miles) of the South Pole of the 9th of January, 1909. His party also succeeded in climbing the 3,794 Erebus.

From 1914 to 1916, he attempted to make the first crossing of Antarctica from Weddell Sea to the Ross Sea through the South Pole. Unfortunately the expedition failed. Ernest Shackletons ship the Endurance, was stuck in the freezing cold ICE! and the party was stranded. After 10 months the ship was crushed and the crew drifted in the open for another 5 months before coming to Elephant Ireland.

In 1921, Ernest Shackleton (on another expedition) died from a heart attack before the expedition could be completed. He was buried on South Georgia.
Robert Faclon Scott
South Georgia Antarctica
Reasons For Explorations
south Pole
Discoveries and Achievements
Sir Ernest Shackleton’s expedition reached within 160.934km of the South Pole. Shackleton went to sea in 1890, rising to the rank of captain. He was third officer on Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s 1902 expedition to Antarctica. Ernest Shackleton played a very important role in the development of Australian Antarctic exploration. Morrissey & Company holds the leadership lessons of Ernest Shackleton in high regard as a model for their agency.
Australian Antarctic exploration
Would I like to be this explorer yes I would!
I would like to be this explorer because I would like to travel to Antarctica and make big achievements for me and my home country. I would also like to go Antarctica and see what it looks like in my own eyes. I also think it would be great to discover such a special part in the world that no else have ever seen or been to and to be able to share this with the rest of the world. It would make me very happy to know that I and the rest of the world could learn new things about a beautiful interesting part of the world.
THANKS FOR WATCHING!!!
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