|The Endurance getting slowly crushed by ice|
Last night I read an article by Jo Lennan in The Monthly. Here is an excerpt:
"Wonderful, aren't they?" Jarvis said as he donned the mitts. "They look just like beavers. There are lots of jokes, obviously." The rugged 46 year old slipped the lanyard over his head. "It's like a kid when you don't want him to lose his gloves - but you cannot afford to lose your gloves. You put one down, it gets blown away and you lose your fingers."
|A composite photograph and drawing of the Endurance crew's whaleboat hut|
on Elephant Island
|Sir Ernest Shackleton|
To keep things interesting, they've gone with vintage gear, right down to their replica seven metre whaler - "really a hopeless boat." The Monthly, February, 2013, p.13.
|A drawing of the whaleboat James Caird sailing from Elephant Island|
to South Georgia to raise the alarm of the Endurance sinking.
|Shackleton and crew arriving at South Georgia|
|"The cliffs we descended whilst crossing the island"|
|The Endurance's journey in red.|
The James Caird in blue.
I've rarely heard Fran Kelly, the cool-as-a-cucumber political reporter, sound so excited.
Here is a link to her interview. It's great.
And here is a link to The Shackleton Epic's website: http://shackletonepic.com/
Colour images: Adelaide Now and The Australian.