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Explorers to Retrace Shackleton's Epic Antarctic Journey

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Do you have a link or reference?

Shackelton's story is, IMO one of the most inspirational examples of maritime heroics of all time.
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Re: Explorers to Retrace Shackleton's Epic Antarctic Journey

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Re: Explorers to Retrace Shackleton's Epic Antarctic Journey

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Adventurer sets sail to replicate legendary Shackleton

The Shackleton Epic – Honouring History | Tim Jarvis
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Because it is cold and miserable there?
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Re: Explorers to Retrace Shackleton's Epic Antarctic Journey

Take your warm woolen mittens! And warmer mittens to put over them! And even warmer ones for on top.
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Re: Explorers to Retrace Shackleton's Epic Antarctic Journey

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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.
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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.
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......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...
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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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