Thu, Jun 29|
CLE Lecture Hall
Shackleton: The Man and the Myth (Sponsored By Al and Martha Pearson)
Time & Location
Jun 29, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CLE Lecture Hall, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA
About the Event
Ernest Shackleton today stands as the hero among heroes in the pantheon of polar expedition. Even though he never reached either pole, he is better known and more widely admired than any of those that did – particularly for his remarkable efforts to save his Endeavour crew after their boat was crushed in the Antarctic ice on his failed third and final effort to reach the South Pole. In this lecture, Larson will recount what Shackleton actually achieved in his Antarctic expeditions and how his methods (more than their results) and his remarkable response to adversity made him a thoroughly modern hero. He offers a telling study in contrast to his two main rivals in early South Polar exploration, Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen.