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Talk on Antarctic exploration and reading/signing of Shackleton’s Stowaway this Sat. at 7:00pm

by Prince Of Petworth November 19, 2015 at 4:25 pm 3 Comments

Upshur-Street-Books
827 Upshur Street, NW

From the Upshur Street Books:

“Come meet author Victoria McKernan and hear the incredible tale of Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated journey attempting to sail the ship Endurance across the Antarctic one century ago, told through the eyes of an 18-year-old stowaway.

The book is great for adults and young adults.

ABOUT THE BOOK: On October 26, 1914, Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance set sail from Buenos Aires in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in exploration: the crossing of the Antarctic continent. The crew stood on deck to watch the city fade away. All but one.

Eighteen-year-old Perce Blackborow hid below in a locker. But the thrill of stowing away with the legendary explorer would soon turn to fear. Within months, the Endurance, trapped and crushed by ice, sank. And even Perce, the youngest member of the stranded crew, knew there was no hope of rescue. If the men were to survive in the most hostile place on earth, they would have to do it on their own.

Victoria McKernan deftly weaves the hard-to-fathom facts of this famous voyage into an epic, edge-of-your-seat survival novel.”

  • Canuckindc

    if you like Shackleton, you’ll also enjoy this guy, who has just started a solo journey across the Antarctic, retracing Shackleton’s intended journey. http://shackletonsolo.org/

    • Henry’s expedition is certainly a challenge, but unless he’s sleeping in a heavy canvas tent, in a wool sleeping bag, wearing no tech fabrics, navigating only by the sun, with no radio contact and eating half-raw penguins, it has little to do with Shackleton’s journey!

      • Canuckindc

        Yes, Henry’s only on his third trip to the Antarctic and is using modern equipment. If you’re devoted to a recreation of Shackleton, you’ll want to check on this guy: http://www.timjarvis.org/shackletonepic/

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