Updated: May 28, 2021
In early December 1908, Shackleton and three companions were attempting to reach the South Pole. Beset by storms, the team was behind on their goals. Shackleton wrote in his journal, "Difficulties are just things to overcome after all."
They never reached the Pole but the expedition's accomplishments were substantial. In the 1920s, the Nimrod expedition was seen as Shackleton's greatest achievement and a statue of the explorer was placed in the wall of the Royal Geographical Society.