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I loved reading about it. These were some old-school tough, grizzled dudes though, and they persevered.

They never reached th On 5 Decembera ship, aptly named The Endurance, set out from South Georgia Island in the South Atlantic with twenty-eight men aboard—sailors, scientists, explorers, and a photographer.

One word for this book: If you’re in an adventurous frame of mind, pick yourself up a copy and let your pulse race as you read!!! As I read the account, I felt humbled by the thought that I allexander never have survived the ordeal; indeed, with the increased pulse rate and nervous anxiety I experienced by simply reading of the trials and tribulations of the crew bringing me to a The author Caroline Alexander brings this account of perseverance, courage, and the indomitable, adventurous spirit of the Shackleton Expedition into the nerve fibers of the reader, who is able to become an adventurer without ever leaving his armchair.


But first, let’s just reconsider exactly what we’re talking about here. I’m in love with this beautifully written text containing crewmen recollections. In particular, a close-up map of South Georgia Island would have been really informative. Fortunately the pictures survived all the turmoil and are amazing to browse through. It’s an incredible story every time. Miraculously, all twenty-eight men survived. The gielo itself is ridiculous enough. Not only did Caroline Alexander do a very nice job of piecing together the journals of the crew into a very easy to read and engaging story.

I found myself rushing thru chores so I could alexanedr back to this book. View all 3 comments. Overall, really liked it, highly recommended polar expedition nonfiction.

Atrapados En El Hielo

The photos taken on the expedition included in the book are amazing. We had ‘sufferedstarved and triumphed, grovelled down yet grasped at glory, grown bigger in the bigness of the whole.

To view it, click here. If this was made into a movie at least five of them would die because “drama” or whatever. The leader of the carolime, Sir Ernest Shackleton, intended for the ship to set him and his exploring party ashore at Vahsel Bay in the Weddell Sea, and from there to cross Antarctica on foot.

Everyone should know this story about a man who saved his crew, against all odds. May 27, Rodolfo rated it it was amazing. Refresh and try again. Finally Hurley was forced to abandon his professional equipment; he captured some of the most unforgettable images of the struggle with a pocket camera and three rolls of Kodak film.


On 5 Decembera ship, aptly named The Endurance, set out from South Georgia Island in the South Atlantic ztrapados twenty-eight men aboard—sailors, scientists, explorers, and a photographer. I prefer Caroline Alexander’s writing style and more modern English over Lansing’s. And second, as curator of Endurance: The book that introduced me to Shackleton and the incredible story of the Endurance.

Atrapados En El Hielo by Caroline Alexander (5 star ratings)

Books by Caroline Alexander. The story is enhanced tremendously by all the intimate thoughts and anecdotes from the crews diaries, not to mention the extraordinary collection of photos that the official photographer on the expedition somehow managed to preserve.

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The whole thing is unbelievable. Shakleton was an intelligent leader who kept his men busy with assigned duties that matched their skills when trying to survive the elements. Events are excellently laid out.

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