It was September fifteenth, nineteen fourteen. Sir Ernest Shackleton left to complete his mission across Antarctica. He had twenty eight men. On their way to Antarctica, they already found a HUGE problem that will affect them dangerously.
The ship, named Endurance, was moving slowly because thick layers of ice were trapping the Endurance inside of it. Many months of hard work and determination their ship was stuck and a piece of the ship fell off! It wasn’t possible to fix it or take it out anymore. They had to abandon it. So they left the Endurance and went off.
At this point, the mission wasn’t to go across Antarctica anymore, it was TO SURVIVE! They left the ship with limited amounts of food and they dragged and carried little safety boats with them. They brought the safety boats and they were off to Elephant Island. A Whaling spot. And after a couple of days, they finally found a piece of land! After fifteen months. They had to go to another place called South Georgia.
They brought the people that stayed on the ice and they went off to South Georgia. Finally after a year and a quarter they found civilization!