19 Apr 2018

Expedition hopes to find Shackleton's Endurance

From Morning Report, 8:51 am on 19 April 2018

A British-led scientific expedition is hoping to find arguably the most famous ship in Antarctic history - Ernest Shackleton's Endurance. The Endurance sank in 1915 after being trapped and then crushed by ice in the Weddell Sea. The crew escaped in lifeboats and were eventually all rescued after Shackleton and five men made an epic 1300km voyage to South Georgia in a 6-metre open boat to raise the alarm. Next summer's expedition will be led by Professor Julian Dowdeswell, the director of the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge.