The Ship Beneath the Ice
On 21 November 1915, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, finally succumbed to the crushing ice on the brink of the Antarctic. Its crew watched in silence as the stern rose twenty feet in the air and then, it was gone. The miraculous escape and survival of all 28 men on board has entered legend. And yet, the iconic ship that bore them there was considered forever lost.
A century later, an audacious plan to locate the ship was hatched. In The Ship Beneath the Ice, Director of Exploration, Mensun Bound, gives a blow-by-blow account of the two expeditions to find the Endurance. As with Shackleton’s own story, the voyages were filled with epic drama, tribulations, and consummate teamwork. In March 2022, the Endurance22 mission would finally succeed to headlines all over the world.
Written by one of the world’s foremost experts on the Endurance, the captivating narrative includes countless fascinating stories of Shackleton and his legendary ship. Complete with a selection of Frank Hurley’s photos from the original expedition in 1914–17, as well as from the two expeditions to find the Endurance, The Ship Beneath the Ice is the perfect tribute to this monumental discovery.