South! The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917

Ernest SHACKLETON (1874 - 1922)

Shackleton's most famous expedition was planned to be an attempt to cross Antarctica from the Weddell Sea south of the Atlantic, to the Ross Sea south of the Pacific, by way of the Pole. It set out from London on 1 August 1914, and reached the Weddell Sea on January 10, 1915, where the pack ice closed in on the Endurance. The ship was broken by the ice on 27 October 1915. The 28 crew members managed to flee to Elephant Island, bringing three small boats with them. Shackleton and five other men managed to reach the southern coast of South Georgia in one of the small boats (in a real epic journey). Shackleton managed to rescue all of the stranded crew from Elephant Island without loss in the Chilean's navy seagoing steam tug Yelcho, on August 30, 1916, in the middle of the Antarctic winter. (Summary from Wikipedia)

As the last section of this project we include a short original recording by Ernest Shackleton about the expedition.

Genre(s): Memoirs, Exploration

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Gesine
00:22:30
Play 01 Chapter I: Into the Wedell Sea, part 1 Sibella Denton
00:21:44
Play 02 Chapter I: Into the Wedell Sea, part 2 Sibella Denton
00:22:54
Play 03 Chapter II: New Land, part 1 Esther
00:26:05
Play 04 Chapter II: New Land, part 2 Esther
00:25:10
Play 05 Chapter III: Winter Months, part 1 J. M. Smallheer
00:29:37
Play 06 Chapter III: Winter Months, part 2 J. M. Smallheer
00:28:18
Play 07 Chapter IV: Loss of the Endurance, part 1 Lizzie Driver
00:31:54
Play 08 Chapter IV: Loss of the Endurance, part 2 Lizzie Driver
00:30:09
Play 09 Chapter V: Ocean Camp David Barnes
00:39:11
Play 10 Chapter VI: The March Between Gesine
00:11:45
Play 11 Chapter VII: Patience Camp Laura Caldwell
00:23:50
Play 12 Chapter VIII: Escape from the Ice, part 1 Lizzie Driver
00:26:50
Play 13 Chapter VIII: Escape from the Ice, part 2 Lizzie Driver
00:27:16
Play 14 Chapter VIII: Escape from the Ice, part 3 Lizzie Driver
00:22:59
Play 15 Chapter VIII: Escape from the Ice, part 4 Lizzie Driver
00:23:32
Play 16 Chapter IX: The Boat Journey, part 1 Sibella Denton
00:22:20
Play 17 Chapter IX: The Boat Journey, part 2 Sibella Denton
00:25:12
Play 18 Chapter IX: The Boat Journey, part 3 Sibella Denton
00:24:01
Play 19 Chapter IX: The Boat Journey, part 4 Sibella Denton
00:21:04
Play 20 Chapter X: Across South Georgia Anna Simon
00:27:40
Play 21 Chapter XI: The Rescue Anna Simon
00:28:44
Play 22 Chapter XII: Elephant Island, part 1 Cori Samuel
00:21:58
Play 23 Chapter XII: Elephant Island, part 2 Cori Samuel
00:22:27
Play 24 Chapter XIII: The Ross Sea Party, part 1 Gesine
00:25:08
Play 25 Chapter XIII: The Ross Sea Party, part 2 Gesine
00:35:15
Play 26 Chapter XIV: Wintering in McMurdo Sound Lizzie Driver
00:32:27
Play 27 Chapter XV: Laying the Depots, part 1 Sibella Denton
00:34:47
Play 28 Chapter XV: Laying the Depots, part 2 Sibella Denton
00:35:34
Play 29 Chapter XVI: The Aurora's Drift, part 1 Anna Simon
00:35:22
Play 30 Chapter XVI: The Aurora's Drift, part 2 Anna Simon
00:35:43
Play 31 Chapter XVII: The Last Relief Gesine
00:08:57
Play 32 Chapter XVIII: The Final Phase Gesine
00:08:04
Play 33 Appendix I, part 1 J. M. Smallheer
00:35:39
Play 34 Appendix I, part 2 J. M. Smallheer
00:26:26
Play 35 Appendix II Sibella Denton
00:08:19
Play 36 Recording by Ernest Shackleton Sir Ernest Shackleton
00:03:43