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One of the most remarkable boat journeys ever.  In 1914, Shackleton made his third trip to the Antarctic with the ship ‘Endurance’, planning to cross Antarctica via the South Pole. Early in 1915, ‘Endurance’ became trapped in the ice. Shackleton’s crew having already abandoned the ship to live on the floating ice. In April 1916, they set off in three small boats, eventually reaching Elephant Island. Taking five crew members, Shackleton went to find help. In a small boat, the six men spent 16 days crossing 1,300 km of ocean.On May 10th 1916 the ‘James Caird’ approached the high cliffs of South Georgia.

'James Caird' approaching South Georgia

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