Elephant Island is an ice-covered mountainous island off the coast of Antarctica in the outer reaches of the South Shetland Islands, in the Southern Ocean. Its name was given by early explorers sighting elephant seals on its shores. The island is situated 245 kilometres (152 miles) north-northeast of the tip of the Antarctic ...
The voyage of the James Caird was a small-boat journey from Elephant Island in the South Shetland Islands to South Georgia in the southern Atlantic Ocean, a distance of 800 nautical miles (1,500 km; 920 mi). Undertaken by Sir Ernest Shackleton and five companions, it aimed to obtain rescue for the main body of the ...
Jun 16, 2017 ... Antarctica cruise pictures from Elephant Island in Antarctica where Sir Ernest Shackleton's crew from the Endurance spent 4 months awaiting rescue.
Aug 30, 2015 ... Elephant Island. Excerpt – Under the command of Luis Pardo, Shackleton, Crean and Worsley had sailed on the Yelcho, and to their utter jubilation the pack ice had fragmented before them and had finally afforded them their long sought passage. As they scouted along the coast Worsley spotted the camp, ...
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After landing on Elephant Island on 15 April 1916, Shackleton's men found that their safe haven lay below the high-water mark. A combination of poor location and bad weather meant there were several failed attempts at creating durable shelter before the men built a hut out of two of the lifeboats. Hurley photographed ...
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