Wednesday, August 5, 2020


It was amazing to read about Shackleton’s journey. We complain when we are sick and not feeling well but they didn't have that luxury. They suffered frostbite and slept in drenched sleeping bags seeking warmth from the brutally cold weather conditions. They sacrificed their dogs in order to have enough supplies for them to eat. They were faced with endless challenges that would have broken them mentally and physically but they continued to push forward because they wanted to live. Their will to live was unmatched as each new day continued to give them little hope for their survival. They lived off the land and what little they could hunt and find while quickly adjusting to their new way of life which consisted of being wet and dirty all day long. Crew members quickly became family and each played a huge role in the day to day mission to survive and rescue the other crew members. The fact that they got to live to tell the story is amazing. I don't think I would have been able to make it through such tough times. 

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree with you, we do not truly understand what luxury is until we read a story like this. It is astonishing to me how these men were able to not only continue pushing through no matter how dire things got, but more importantly that not a single one of them died. My hope is that no one ever has to go through something like this in their life time.