Captain Mackintosh and his party left the Aurora' on the evening of January 25. They had nine dogs and one heavily loaded sledge, and started off briskly to the accompaniment of a cheer from their shipmates. The dogs were so eager for exercise after their prolonged confinement aboard the ship that they dashed forward at their best speed, and it was necessary for one man to sit upon the sledge in order to moderate the pace. Mackintosh had hoped to get to Hut Point that night, but luck was against him.
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Review: South: The story of Shackleton's last expedition 1914 - 1917User Review - Sarah Ludington - Goodreads
A mesmerizing read; it is unbelievable to consider the hardships these men endured, with almost no food and barely adequate provisions. The book is pieced together by Shackleton based on his diary and ... Read full review
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Hey, almost difficult to rate. These men have made history, and this book teach us a lot about strength, endurance (!), optimism, planning, goal pursue and much more. A must read IMHO, a real example for everyday life. Read full review