Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Re-creating Ernest Shackleton’s Scotch and Epic Voyage
Ernest Shackleton’s epic Antarctic adventure is a story of men heroically overcoming adverse conditions, and I’ve long admired the story.
Recently, Shackleton’s scotch was in the news. After being located encased in ice underneath his Antarctic hut, the scotch was re-created in the lab.
Today I read that a group of modern day adventurers re-enacted Shackleton’s voyage successfully, though unlike Shackleton, once they made landful on South Georgia island they utilized tents as they made their way to the same whaling station Shackleton did in his efforts to save his men.
While I enjoy adventures, I do not think I would enjoy sailing across 800 miles of cold ocean in as small of a craft as Shackleton and these re-creators did.