AntApparently explorer Earnest Shackleton placed the following notice in a newspaper while preparing for an expedition to Antarctica:

"Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success."

Supposedly there were 5,000 men and 3 women who responded!

Have we become too comfortable today?

P.S. The search for a copy of the advert still continues today. Click here to read more.



2 thoughts on “Ready for Adventure? An Invitation from Earnest Shackleton

  1. Women had more sense! (And we won’t mention Shackleton’s mistress – one faithful wife was not enough!)
    Yes, it was an amazing and heroic tale of survival and mateship that Shackleton and his men went through- but the sad thing is that most of those men who survived their terrible ordeal were sent to the first world war within 12 months- I suspect most of them did not survive- don’t know exact figures though.

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