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By April 1916, the ice breaks up enough for you to launch the three lifeboats. Shackleton decides to make for Elephant Island, 100 miles (160 km) to the north. Everyone is glad to be off the ice at last, but the journey is pretty scary. The little boats weave their way between towering icebergs that threaten to crush them into matchwood. Crashing waves could swamp the boats at any moment.
Polar Explorer Introduction
Life on the Ice - Patience Camp Elephant Island - Land at Last
Off to Antarctica
Expedition Map
Stuck in the Ice
About this Title
Abandon Ship
Shackleton Links on the Web
Life on the Ice
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At night you land if there is a large slab of ice to camp on, but the thin ice is treacherous. One day, the ice splits right under the tents, and one of your shipmates falls into the water in his sleeping bag!
Off Again in an Open Boat
March to Safety
In the icy water, your shipmate will last only a few minutes. Shackleton comes to the rescue and yanks him to safety — a lucky escape!
Below right, your food for each day consists of one hot drink and a ship’ biscuit. It doesn’t get much tougher than this!
HANDY HINT
Don’t forget to bring “land ice” with you to melt for drinking water. Sea ice is too salty to drink!
Based on the book You Wouldn't Want to Be a Polar Explorer!
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