Shackleton Centenary Expedition

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Day 48, 31 December Distance travelled: 578.5 nmi Temperature: -35 °C Conditions: Good visbility but cold headwind. Read Journal Entry
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Day 48 Report December 31, 2008

Day 48 Report

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The Heart of the Antarctic

This is the story of the “Farthest South” expedition, told by its leader. After enduring biting winds, short rations and crevasse-ridden glaciers for over a year, Shackleton’s party faced a desperate forced march to return to their ship, The Nimrod, or face being marooned on the ice.

Taken from Sir Ernest Shackleton’s own compelling chronicle of his first Antarctic expedition, written on his return in 1909.

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