Idee Montijo

Announced today, March 9th 2022, intrepid expedition team Endurance22 in the Weddell Sea, carrying The Explorers Club flag, uncovered the resting place of Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance.

In 1914, Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition set out to make the first land crossing of the Antarctic continent. Endurance eventually became set in shifting pack ice and was slowly crushed and sunk, leaving the expedition team stranded on the ice. The expedition party’s rescue is an epic tale of determination, survival, and extraordinary leadership.

Endurance was found four days ago on March 5th 2022, resting in fine condition off the Antarctic coast. How poetic is it then that she should be discovered exactly one century later to the day of Ernest Shackleton’s burial on March 5th, 1922.

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Idee Montijo

Idee Montijo

CIO terrasustainable.bz Sustainability engineer, explorer covering travel, diving, photography, and field science. Portfolios at ideeexplores.com [she/her]