This would be an awesome expedition to crew on

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Searching for Ernest Schackleton's ship Endurance in Antarctic waters. Clearly there won't be any diving since it is more than 10,000 feet below the surface. But this might be about as close to a swashbuckling expedition that you can get to, short of voyaging to another planet:

New expedition will search for Shackleton's Endurance deep below Antarctic waters

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The story of survival of the crew of the endurance was miraculous one. Shackleton was a larger than life character whose leadership against terrifying odds against them surviving really did contribute in them them surviving.

There is no better accolade Sir Raymond Priestley, one of his contemporaries, said about the 3 most famous antarctic explorers. He praises....

Scott for scientific method, Amundsen for speed and efficiency......

but when disaster strikes and all hope is gone.....
get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton
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One could only imagine what Shackleton was thinking or feeling when he watched the ice crush his ship slowly, leaving them alone in one of the most inhospitable places on the planet.

And it's still one of the most inhospitable places on the planet! That's what makes the new expedition one of the more exiting ones to crew on in the modern era. And I'm definitely with you on Shackleton being the one you would pray for when it all starts swirling around the bowl. I imagine for most of the crew there will still be a reasonable amount of down time to enjoy the event, along with plenty hard fatiguing days and white knuckle moments that will provide a lifetime of stories to tell while lifting drinks. If I was the seafaring type and had the skills I would love to sign on to this one.
 
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Careful what you wish for amigo. Even today with more technology and large vessels things can go wrong.This expedition following in the footsteps of Shackleton came to Grief in 2007.

Here is A crew members experience of getting shipwrecked when MV Explorer sank in 2007 below.



Here was helicopter footage of the ship sinking below.


Here is part of story of what the crew did to try to save the ship below.


So even today there are great risks.

There is an old sailors Rhyme about the "lower latitudes" of southern ocean as further south you go the severe the winds and storms.

In the roaring 40's you thank god you survived!

In the furious 50's you prey to god to survive!

In the screaming 60's there is no God!


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Hola Amigos

If you want see what it was for old time mariners sailing a tall ship around the horn in 1929. The last of Cape Horners.


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