Sir Ernest Shackleton

Antarctic explorer

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, (15 February 1874 – 5 January 1922) was an Anglo-Irish explorer who participated in four British expeditions to the Antarctic, of which he led three. Ernest Shackleton was born in Kilkea near Athy, County Kildare, Ireland, about 46 miles (74 km) from Dublin. Ernest's father was Henry Shackleton, and his mother was Henrietta Letitia Sophia Gavan.

Shackletons Expidition

Sir Ernest Shackleton was a British explorer who in 1901 joined an expedition to the Antarctic. He was sent home early due to bad health. Devoted to creating a legacy, he led the Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Disaster struck when his ship, the Endurance, was crushed by ice. He and his crew drifted on sheets of ice for months until they reached Elephant Island. Shackleton decided to bring him and his strongest men with him as he set of to South Georgia Island so that they could be rescued because no one would look for them on Elephant Island. When they finally got there they were on the wrong side of the island so they had trek to the other side. When they finally got there they sent a recue boat back to rescue they rest of the crew.