The story’s about how the great-grandson of a true adventurer, Ernest Shackleton, claimed to have done what his great-grandfather didn’t…..make it to the South Pole.
Anyone familiar with Shackleton’s life and what he went through knows the man was, although at times flawed, a great leader and adventurer. No men during his travels ever died. They suffered deprivation, hunger, disease, loneliness, cold and brutal conditions.
This little shit drives a fucking car with heaters, good food, GPS, sat-phones in caase he had to call for help or for mommy, a monstrous support team and claims to have accomplished something extraordinary.
He’s a disgrace to the Shackleton name.
And if you need a couple of great adventure stories, try Shackleton’s book about his famed trip, “South.”
Or another by him, “The Heart of the Antarctic.”
A bio-book by Roland Huntford, “Shackleton” is also an excellent read.
I can’t be bothered to post pictures but you can look at the link.
The great-grandson of Sir Ernest Shackleton has become the first person to travel across Antarctica in a family car, battling snowstorms, merciless terrain and temperatures which plunged as low as minus 28C.
Bergel, 46, travelled more than 3,500 miles through the snow to commemorate Shackleton’s heroic Transatlantic expedition of 1914 to 1917.
The London-based tech entrepreneur drove a near-standard Hyundai Santa Fe for 30 days in a challenging endeavour which saw him hallucinating in the snow.
He said: ‘I’m not a polar explorer. I’m an indoor guy. This was a proper expedition with a challenge to accomplish that nobody else had done before.
‘The driving experience is quite incredible. There are degrees of whiteout where you can’t see three feet, or you can’t see ten feet in front of you, but that’s not necessarily a problem depending on what your terrain is.