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Join us on March 30th as we welcome renowned explorer Mensun Bound, who will share his incredible journey to find the Endurance, the lost ship of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, chronicled in his latest book, The Ship Beneath the Ice: The Discovery of Shackleton’s Endurance.
Ernest Shackleton and his crew navigated HMS Endurance, a 144-foot, three-masted wooden vessel, to Antarctica to be the first expedition to cross the barren continent. However, as early season pack ice froze around them, they became immobilized and the ice began crushing in from all sides. On November 21, 1915, Endurance succumbed to the forces of nature and disappeared beneath the ice into the frigid Weddell Sea. The expedition party spent six harrowing months marooned on the ice in its wake. Seal meat was their only sustenance as their mission turned from one of discovery to one of survival. Due to Shackleton’s leadership and the crew’s incredible perseverance the failed expedition has become legendary as the last great expedition in the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.
Using his extensive knowledge of the region and his skills as an experienced explorer, Mensun Bound was Director of Exploration on a relentless search to successfully locate the wreck of HMS Endurance. In his presentation, he will share the thrilling details of the expedition and the historical significance of this remarkable discovery. Several attempts to locate the ship had failed- thwarted as Shackleton was by the unpredictable Weddell Sea. A century to the day after Shackleton’s passing, Bound and his team found the lost shipwreck of the HMS Endurance. Nearly two miles below the ice lay the remarkably preserved wreck, its name still clearly legible on the ship’s stern. They had found the world’s most unreachable shipwreck.
After the presentation, Mensun Bound will be doing a book signing of The Ship Beneath the Ice: The Discovery of Shackleton’s Endurance. Copies of the limited UK release of his book are available to purchase with your ticket to the event. Please pre-order with your ticket to ensure a copy is available.
Mensun Bound is an accomplished explorer, adventurer, and writer, with over 30 years of experience leading expeditions to some of the world’s most remote and challenging locations. Bound is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club and has written several books on exploration and adventure.
This event is perfect for history enthusiasts, adventurers, and anyone who loves a great story of exploration and perseverance. You will have the opportunity to hear firsthand about Bound’s incredible journey, ask questions, and gain unique insights into one of the most intriguing tales of exploration from the early 20th century.
We encourage you to book early, as tickets are limited and are sure to sell out quickly. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear the incredible story of the Endurance and Shackleton’s expedition firsthand from Mensun Bound.