Re-reading Shackleton's Way

If Shackleton's expeditions ultimately were all disappointments to him for failing short of their goals, he made plenty of grand achievements to his credit along the way.


With today's backdrop of Covid-19, we can relate to the Endurance crews' feelings of frustration and impatience during the months they were trapped in the ice of Antarctica. Yet, unbeknownst to them, they were serving a much bigger purpose. Perhaps someday, we'll find the same.

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