Shackleton’s Hut, Cape Royds, Antarctica: History
This hut was the base for Sir Ernest Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909 or The Nimrod Expedition.
These boots was used by the men exploring the Ross Sea. In late 1908 Shackleton led a party of four in his attempt to be the first to reach the Geographic South Pole. After man hauling for two and a half months he was less than 97 nautical miles from the Pole but decided to return to the hut. His decision to return was considered to be one of the finest in early polar history. The expedition also discovered over 800 km of new mountain range and pioneered the way to the Antarctic Plateau.
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