(Hedy Weiss’s article appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, 5/14.)

These days, if you have the money, you can sign up for a cruise to Antarctica that comes complete with luxury accommodations, scholarly lectures, island stops, penguin and whale-sightings, and the security of high-tech gear and sophisticated navigational instruments.

This certainly was not the case when, in 1914, Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton set his sights on crossing  Antarctica from sea to sea by way of the South Pole.


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