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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton – The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914 - 1917


This winning map by Steven Boyd includes historical maps, images and video clips combined with modern day GIS mapping to bring you the story of Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton –The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914 -1917.

Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctica expedition of 1914 - 1917 is one of the most incredible survival stories of all time. The intention of the expedition was to cross the Antarctic continent from one coast to the other via the South Pole. The expedition never set foot on continental Antarctica and Shackleton and his crew had to survive the loss of their ship, camping on ice floes, rowing in open boats in some of the fiercest seas on the planet and crossing unexplored and uncharted land to raise help.

Born in Co-Kildare in 1874, Shackleton was a great Irishman, widely regarded as one of the great explorers of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration at the beginning of the twentieth century. Steven was inspired to create this map to celebrate the centenary year of the expedition and share the story of astonishing acts of leadership, navigation, endurance and survival displayed during the expedition

View Stevens map for some insight into this incredible historical event.