"MEN WANTED: FOR HAZARDOUS JOURNEY. SMALL WAGES, BITTER COLD, LONG MONTHS OF COMPLETE DARKNESS, CONSTANT DANGER, SAFE RETURN DOUBTFUL. HONOUR AND RECOGNITION IN CASE OF SUCCESS."
- SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON
I'm excited to start reading "South: The Endurance Expedition." This is the story of Ernest Shackleton, who in 1914 lead an expedition on the Endurance to be the first to traverse Antartica by way of the Weddell Sea in the icy waters surrounding the Antartic continent.
On this adventure Shackleton faced intolerable levels of hardship. The Endurance froze within an ice floe forcing the crew to transform the ship into a semi-permanent winter camp. The hope was that this would hold them over until Spring when warmer weather would break the ice allowing the camp to float slowly toward solid land. The events that follow make up a 497 day journey of courage, bravery, darkness, and frostbite.
Great men like Ernest are a part of the story we convey through Izola. We strive to represent achievements of the past and stories that will never go untold.
What stories are you reading lately?