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downeast450 12-02-2012 11:03 PM

Explorers to Retrace Shackleton's Epic Antarctic Journey
 
Why????

Faster 12-02-2012 11:33 PM

Re: Explorers to Retrace Shackleton's Epic Antarctic Journey
 
Do you have a link or reference?

Shackelton's story is, IMO one of the most inspirational examples of maritime heroics of all time.

PaulinVictoria 12-03-2012 01:04 AM

Re: Explorers to Retrace Shackleton's Epic Antarctic Journey
 
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Why????
Why not?

tdw 12-03-2012 02:03 AM

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rbrasi 12-03-2012 10:41 AM

Re: Explorers to Retrace Shackleton's Epic Antarctic Journey
 
Because it is cold and miserable there?

MarkofSeaLife 12-03-2012 10:49 AM

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Take your warm woolen mittens! And warmer mittens to put over them! And even warmer ones for on top.

SloopJonB 12-03-2012 03:27 PM

Re: Explorers to Retrace Shackleton's Epic Antarctic Journey
 
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Originally Posted by Faster (Post 956158)
Do you have a link or reference?

Shackelton's story is, IMO one of the most inspirational examples of heroics of all time.

Fixed it for you. ;)

His open boat voyage make's Bligh's voyage after the mutiny look like a yachting expedition.

Minnewaska 12-03-2012 03:44 PM

Re: Explorers to Retrace Shackleton's Epic Antarctic Journey
 
I am from the camp that completely understands the human element of exploration and why we put men on the moon, not just robots.

But when there is no more exploratory value to be had, I find it less admirable to take what I read was a 50/50 risk with human life. I'm all for an adventure, just for the sake of it, but the odds need to be much better than that.

Must just be me. Good luck them anyway.

Faster 12-03-2012 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska (Post 956412)
......But when there is no more exploratory value to be had, I find it less admirable to take what I read was a 50/50 risk with human life. ......Good luck them anyway.

They are taking a safety net; they'll be shadowed by another vessel the Australus, IIRC...

Minnewaska 12-03-2012 04:33 PM

Re: Explorers to Retrace Shackleton's Epic Antarctic Journey
 
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Originally Posted by Faster (Post 956431)
They are taking a safety net; they'll be shadowed by another vessel the Australus, IIRC...

Well, that's good. Seems like the 50/50 comment in the article is some showmanship then, doesn't it.


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