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The year is 1912. The great age of polar exploration is coming to an end. For the last four centuries, brave, hardy adventurers have been exploring the Arctic and Antarctic, the icy lands and seas in the far north and south. Sailors explored the Arctic first, looking for a new sea route that would lead to wealthy China. They never found a safe route, because Arctic waters are too icy. Then explorers discovered the huge, frozen continent of Antarctica and mapped its coast.
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Polar Explorer Title Page Off to Antarctica - a Mad Mission
Off to Antarctica
Expedition Map
Stuck in the Ice
About this Title
During the early 1900s, they raced to be first to reach the North and South Poles, the most northerly and southerly points on the planet. Just three years ago, in 1909, American sailor Robert Peary finally conquered the North Pole. In 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen just beat Captain Robert Scott of the British Navy to the South Pole.

Explorers are now racking their brains to find new challenges. Irishman Ernest Shackleton, leader of several trips to Antarctica, has dreamed up a daring plan for a new trip to the far south. You are a hardened sailor named Frank Worsley, and you volunteer to join Shackleton in what will prove to be one of the most grueling adventures of all time. You soon learn that you really wouldn’t want to be a polar explorer!
Abandon Ship!
Shackleton Links on the Web
Life on the Ice
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Elephant Island
Off Again in an Open Boat
March to Safety
Shackleton’s last expedition was in 1909. His team nearly reached the South Pole, hauling their own sleds, but had to turn back 97 miles (160 km) away from their goal. Shackleton was knighted for his efforts — he’s Sir Ernest now.
Based on the book You Wouldn't Want to Be a Polar Explorer!
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