Mrs. Chippy was a tomcat belonging to the Endurance’s carpenter, Henry McNeish. He was called Mrs. Chippy because he followed McNeish around like an over-possessive wife During the voyage, the Endurance became trapped in ice. Realizing that they would die if they didn’t take their fate into their own hands, Shackleton decided they should set out for the nearest land mass on lifeboat
Inside Shakleton's Cape Royds Hut, Ross Island, Antarctica. Photo: Helen Ahern
Frank Hurley's camera on the Shackleton polar expedition he was official photographer
A saturday evening toast to 'Sweethearts and Wives' on board the 'Endurance', during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-17, led by Ernest Shackleton.
The greatest story ever told: Today in polar history: Oct 29, 1908, Ernest Shackleton's polar party begin their trek, includes Adams, Marshall and Wild.
**Frank Hurley 1915
Antarctica - Frank Hurlet
Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton set off on his final expedition in search of the ‘lost’ Antarctic islands in 1921. However, he fell ill on the journey and, upon the boat’s arrival in Georgia in January 1922, he suffered a fatal heart attack. Rather than returning the body to England he was buried, at his wife’s request, in the Grytviken cemetery, South Georgia.
Rafting astern brash ice made by the 'Endurance' in efforts to break free, during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-17, led by Ernest Shackleton.