endurance by alfred lansing summary

The men agreed to build a permanent shelter and collect rocks for the foundation of their home. By late October 1915, still frozen immobile in the enormous ice pack, Endurance drifted over 500 nautical miles to the north-east. The crew tried their best to keep morale up by holding Sunday evening concerts with gramophones, a weekly grog toast to those back home as well as monthly slide shows from their photographer. Read the world’s #1 book summary of Endurance by Alfred Lansing here. £9.79. It lasted for one hour, and McNeish recorded it as terrifying. There is a lot of discussion about how much food was brought in by Shackleton when he first arrived at the island. Later on during this day, Shackleton decides against shooting two seals because he thinks the ice might break up under him while hunting. By 5:00 p.m., they were able to sail directly through the oncoming winds toward their destination of Elephant Island. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage Study Guide consists of approx. He estimated it was about 170 miles until they reached Paulet Island. Endurance by Alfred Lansing. He also says this to try and lift up Blackboro’s spirits because he knows that once his feet start rotting away from gangrene there won’t be much left of them anyway so what would be the point in trying to keep walking? Instead of telling him that he’ll be able to walk on land again one day soon as Shackleton does with most people who get sick or injured during their journey; instead tells him that he will be among the first people ever to step foot onto Elephant Island’s shoreline when they arrive there later today after searching for a safe place for landing all through last night. His hope was that God would bless everything they did together. Although Greenstreet is upset at first, he forgives Macklin when everyone else pours out some of their own small amount of milk into his mug as an act of kindness and generosity. It’s been so long since they’ve had fresh food that some of them are trying to eat it raw. The crew plans to march 300 miles northwest to Paulet Island in order to find supplies left behind by another expedition in 1902. Shackleton is horribly disappointed about his failed expedition but he devotes himself towards ensuring survival of his men by hunting seals for food and clothing as well as finding ways for everyone on board survive through these harsh conditions. Like it or not I … On November 21, 1915, Endurance entirely sank beneath the sea. Adding to the discomfort are boots that fill with water as they walk, each one weighing seven pounds when full. The floes were soft and mostly snow, while the open water passages consisted of “mushy brash ice.” They decided to wait for a southerly wind to open up the pack. When he finally reaches shore he tells Greenstreet (the First Officer) to look at all the dead seals lying on the beach while he goes inside their bodies with his hands covered in blood because he wanted something warm inside him after being so cold out there on open water. “From the sentimental point of view,” he wrote once, “it is the last great Polar journey that can be made. ENDURANCE. The first edition of the novel was published in January 1st 1959, and was written by Alfred Lansing. The beams over his head bent like a piece of cane. Three hours later, the men reach the summit of their climb, but realize that there’s nowhere safe to go except down; if not, they risk freezing in place or falling off a cliff into the ocean below them. The men in the boat were miserable. Watchmen watch the weather and notify Shackleton when conditions are favorable for departure. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing Plot Summary In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton leads twenty-seven men on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The ship’s condition worsens by the minute. This chapter lists important people on the ship: Bobby Clark who is excited by searching for specimens; Tom Crean from Ireland who has years of experience in the Royal Navy; Charlie Green aka “Chef” whom everyone respects because he takes his job so seriously; and Henry Hudson an introvert navigator who sometimes gets pranked. The men raise the frozen sail and free the rigging from the ice. Shortform has the world’s best summaries of 1000+ nonfiction books and articles. Finally, Shackleton decides that they should try to sail back home as soon as possible instead of staying on Elephant Island over winter where survival would be difficult if not impossible without any supplies or shelter. the moment the Endurance is trapped in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea, it is evident that Shackleton's decisions, even if tactically flawless and morally sound, will still be tested in a situation over which he has little, if any, control. They take turns at the pumps for twenty-eight hours, and after that Shackleton orders them to fill boats with gear essential for survival on the ice floes. By September 10, the temperature has reached 1.9 degrees above zero. But also, at this point, Shackleton’s crew’s only hope. During May, perpetual darkness began in Antarctica. After dinner, everyone went to sleep at 8:00 pm. After reuniting at Elephant Island, they establish a camp there but realize it is too small for them all so some move elsewhere while others stay behind. The rapidity with which one can completely change one’s ideas . On November 21, Shackleton notices that the ice around the Endurance has started to move. They also have to manually pump out water from the boat with a hand pump because it’s constantly filling up with icy water when waves crash over it. But for them, it was the first sound from the outside world that they had heard since December 1914—seventeen unbelievable months before. The journey continues to be extremely difficult. He will have four men cross 5,000-foot glaciers as part of a 150-mile route to Wilhelmina Bay where they hope to find whalers and get them back for rescue. During the months of May and June, using borrowed ships (Southern Sky, Instituto de Pesca No. However, by November, they had nothing else to do and began losing hope. Amazingly enough, morale improved as they realized they were closer to land than when they left Patience Camp three days earlier. His jaw was like iron. During that time they hunted seals for food, but had enough supplies for three months in case of emergencies. Despite some cynicism regarding Shackleton’s search for help, Macklin goes to the top of the hill on the island each morning hoping to see a relief ship. They’ll celebrate Christmas before leaving, and let the dogs eat all of their food for supper. Even better, it helps you remember what you read, so you can make your life better. The crew waits for the wind to carry them north. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. When they return with their catch Green continues cooking until all the meat has been eaten up by his hungry crew mates who sleep soundly afterwards lulled by sounds made by penguins at night. The hut they were in was very comfortable and held many supplies, so despite their dire situation, they remained optimistic. The group is delayed by painful boils and frostbite, as well as the fact that boats had to be freed from ice. It often has chunks fall off, and when it does, they’re as big as churches. The navigator used a sextant to take sun sights, but he said that his calculations were not guaranteed accurate under these conditions. They sail from Elephant Island to South Georgia, with many obstacles along the way. They moved onto an ice floe 1,200 miles from civilization. The voyage nearly got cancelled because of a war between Germany and Britain, but both the British Admiralty (the people who hired Shackleton) as well as Winston Churchill urged him to go forward with it anyway. The men attempt to eat breakfast but only have enough food for each man to have a small portion. The Endurance reaches a level with the ice’s surface on November 16, preventing any further salvage of stores. On October 27, 1915, it finally succumbed: the ice started crushing the boat. The dogs were not Huskies; rather, they were a “mixed-breed” group of beasts purchased in Canada and shipped to South Georgia Island. They ate fish paste, biscuits, and other food with great pleasure. Shackleton wrote a fundraising prospectus for his expedition and emphasized how this journey would be good for Britain’s national prestige. The meat was for them in case something happened. Finally, the men reach the Stromness whaling station, and Worsley immediately sails back to pick up the three men left behind. The men were able to keep a high morale because Shackleton had them occupied with tasks. The men are worried that the boat might sink because of all the weight on deck. In August, Shackleton got an old tugboat from Chile called Yelcho to rescue his men. Harry McNeish, the carpenter who complains often about everything from how much food there is available at mealtimes (he’d prefer less) to how little privacy he has while using the toilet (he’d rather not use one at all), also gets assigned his own tent mate—Frank Wild—so that Wild can keep an eye on McNeish and make sure he doesn’t cause any trouble or complain too loudly about anything else throughout their journey through Antarctica. Their morale fluctuates with how well things are going or if they’ve had any luck finding food or seeing other ships nearby since their boat was destroyed by icebergs earlier in the journey back from Antarctica. Even though it’s cold outside because of the wind chill factor, they row hard so that they don’t get blown away from land. They had to avoid another obstacle called Mislaid Rock before landing at 4:00 p.m., although the gale had subsided. They hurriedly slide one of their boats across the ice. Shackleton thinks he sees Mount Haddington on James Ross Island, 100 miles away. '―Chicago Tribune'Riveting. In Alfred Lansing’s, The Endurance, the year is 1915. He makes sure that all of his men get home safely and thinks that it’s important for everyone to get along on the trip. Want to get smarter, faster? He didn’t like the social hypocrisy of fundraising and was better suited for nautical confrontations than those in drawing rooms. Show Details. Like this summary? The men were hopeful that this would cause the ice to move north faster, and Captain Frank Worsley took a sight with his sextant to see how far they had drifted. Sir Ernest wandered around during the night and saw a split under one of their tents that housed eight men. Mere moments from collapsing in two, men … There is plenty of food available on the island, such as penguins and seals, and a group goes out hunting for those animals as well as other sources of food like eggs. Many of them thought that ice conditions around the island would prevent a rescue ship from reaching them in time, as winter was coming soon. The navigator, Hudson, and James, an academic who isn’t suited for this type of expedition but was invited anyway because Shackleton thought they might have something interesting in common (they don’t), also share tents with other leaders so they can bond better during their time together on board ship. Critic Reviews. This books publish date is Mar 19, 1999 and it has a suggested retail price of $14.95. Shackleton realizes that his crew is stranded and will not be rescued. This section of the book details a desperate voyage by Shackleton and five crew members. It sounds like it’s coming from the whaling station, which is three hours away on foot. Lansing recalls the how Ernest Shackleton and his men stuck together and survived the world’s most brutal conditions for nearly two years. After his death, the name of Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton—who died in debts due to many failed business endeavors—was largely forgotten by both his compatriots and the world, contrary to that of his one-time captain and longtime rival afterward, Robert Falcon Scott. He studied each man’s psychology and tailored his leadership tactics accordingly. It is only due to Shackleton’s ability to motivate his people that the crew hasn’t given up altogether at this point. The men actually start enjoying eating dog flesh as well as Wild’s stories about sex back home when he used to be single. Some men can’t even swallow when they try eating something; this leads to seasickness for those affected individuals. The men on the ice floe adjust well to their situation. They were cold and wet all day, every day. The Captain had no prior experience with polar pack ice but enjoyed dodging large floes. Shackleton decides that they will leave the camp early on December 23rd, and travel at night to find firmer ice. Shackleton had been on two expeditions to the Antarctic but he never reached the South Pole. Shackleton was relieved to finally set sail. The dogs will also be eaten soon, as there won’t be enough food for both humans and animals. Despite the temperature being -17 degrees in June, men are able to watch moonlight on ice floes and witness aurora australis. To keep their spirits up, the men played cards, read aloud from books and sang along with Hussey’s banjo. Shackleton decides to let the crew sleep in until nine-thirty. However, due to a tight ice pack and no lifeboats in sight, they had little choice but to stay on their ice floe until it broke up in April. In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton leads twenty-seven men on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. On January 15, they hit an ice pack that they couldn’t get through in a gale-force wind; the wind blew much of the ice away. He edited a weekly newspaper between 1946 and 1949, before joining the United Press and becoming a freelance writer in 1952. During February, they sent out parties to hunt for wildlife on the ice and stockpiled seal meat and blubber. Hundred years after the original expedition, Shackleton’s endeavor is even more interesting to people who investigate the traits and essence of great leadership. and accommodate ourselves to a state of barbarism is wonderful. In actuality, they are entering the crest of an enormous wave, accompanied by a muted roar that seems like it’s coming from all around them. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. The crew of the Endurance accept defeat as they abandon their ship after three long days battling the unforgiving waters and ice on the Weddell Sea. After battling winds for several hours, they experience a calm followed by 50 mile per hour winds. However, it was not a good solution because the boats bumped against each other and nearly dislodged the oars tying them to the floe. However, when Amundsen reached the Farthest South latitude (90°S) on December 15, 1911, Shackleton was a bit shackled. They were unable to reach it because of ice around the island. The winds are strong and there’s no protection from them. Previous expeditions have had trouble with this situation. While there, they would make a few attempts to sled over the ice, but all of them would prove to be unsuccessful. But, as Lansing says, “if it hadn’t been audacious, it wouldn’t have been to Shackleton’s liking. Shackleton was considered to be the leader of the expedition. The men realized that they were in open water. Most of them secretly thought that there was no way he would make it back in time, but they didn’t want to admit this out loud because they wanted to be optimistic about his chances. Second officer Crean brings some steaks from his own dog Nelson saying “I’ve just brought you some Nelson”. Dr. Macklin accidentally spills powdered milk over First Officer Greenstreet’s sleeping bag while arguing about how much water to add to their meal of powdered milk and snow (a mixture of melted snow). Immediately understanding the extent of this new misfortune, Shackleton had no choice but to order his crew to leave Endurance and start building a camp on a nearby floe of ice, while salvaging as much material and food as possible. The crew members venture into the bunkers in frigid cold to pour buckets of boiling water on frozen pipes. On Midwinter’s Day (the day with least sunlight), they held a smoking concert where people sang songs or told jokes while drinking alcohol together. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Shackleton tells his men it was time to leave because “the ship’s going.”. The men take turns tending a fire so that they can melt ice for drinking water and cook frozen meat. They make sounds that are eerie to those on board who have never heard penguins emit sounds beyond occasional croaks. However, Alfred Lansing’s Heroic Age classic, Endurance, is not about Robert Falcon Scott—a celebrated hero of his day and age, but also someone whose leadership qualities and competence of character have been questioned in recent times—but about one of his officers during previous journeys, Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton. The only way for them to get rid of their waste is by sitting on the frozen gunwale of their boat in order to relieve themselves. They improved upon their temporary shelter by extending the chimney through the roof so Green could cook without creating too much smoke or having smoke blow into everyone’s faces all at once when he cooked dinner every night. Have too much to read? Dr. Macklin accepts this decision without complaint or argument saying only “it will have to be done”  and never brings up his beloved pets again during their ordeal. The glacier at the head of the inlet is a constant source of anxiety. “Of all their enemies -- the cold, the ice, the sea -- he feared none more than demoralization.” ― … (By the way, if you have problems following Shackleton’s plan—and the rest of his journey—we sincerely advise you to click here: once again, Wikipedia’s contributors have provided the most intelligible map on the Internet). The men are eager to get going again. Rating: 10/10. Of all their enemies—the cold, the ice, the sea—he feared none more than demoralization. By the end of that month, they realized they would spend the Antarctic winter on board. Shackleton’s confidence inspired his crew because he never doubted himself or their ability to survive. Endurance By Alfred Lansing, Narrated by Simon Prebble. The weather was getting warmer and wetter, which made it harder for them to stay warm or dry during the night when they slept outside without tents. Grab a book and BOOST your learning routine. He ordered his crew members to launch their boats, but when he was rescued from the darkness himself, there were no dry clothes for Ernie Holness—the fireman who fell in—so he had to be kept moving while his clothes dried off throughout the night with other crewmembers taking turns walking with him as his frozen clothing cracked louder than ever before until it finally thawed out completely in time for breakfast in order for them all to move on together toward land once again after surviving yet another dangerous situation together; this time without any casualties whatsoever thanks entirely due solely mainly due only entirely credited exclusively directly only simply just purely absolutely 100% solely totally wholly completely fully surely utterly definitely undeniably most certainly positively definitely indubitably naturally absolutely unquestionably one hundred percent undoubtedly utterly irrevocably irrefutably obviously inevitably inevitably undoubtedly naturally indisputably unquestionable infallibly surely necessarily indubitably needless saying undoubted unarguable undeniable indubitable definite inevitable certain sure positive absolute perfect unconditional utter complete precise entire total thorough comprehensive exhaustive total definitive final conclusive unmistakable clear obvious incontestable, On April 10, the ice broke up and they launched their boats. . Alfred Lansing's Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage is the story of a great quest on the part of some very adventuresome men, commanded by a man who acted in a manner that was very much against the grain of British leadership for his time & place … When women are discussed, it’s in a sentimental way that involves missing one’s wife or mother. The party’s situation has improved since they have more food now but is still precarious because there are no winds favorable for their destination and they’re adrift in pack ice. They end up getting separated from each other when Worsley chooses to go around a rock sticking out into the water instead of going through it like everyone else does. To ensure that this happened, he created unity among the men and gave them emotional support. The ship’s doctors don’t like that because brains are thought to be high in vitamin content; so, most people eat them instead of wasting them as food for sharks and gulls (who would otherwise eat the carcass). They made progress and realized that the ice pack was looser than expected. The goal of the Endurance expedition was to have another ship leave food supplies so that they could cross Antarctica. They are 346 miles away from the nearest land, which is uninhabited. The Patience Camp would be the crew’s home for the first third of 1916. McLeod waves his arms in imitation of a penguin to attract it, and Wild shoots it for food. #BLACKFRIDAY 12min - Get your career back on track! However, they also realize that their boat could get washed away if a wave hits it. The trip was extremely dangerous because they were in a small boat going through violent seas with 90-foot waves and 100 mile per hour winds. The mush surrounding their boat froze solid, and they were stuck in place. Blackboro’s gangrene has progressed to the point where an amputation is needed. He left Wild a letter with instructions if something happened to him so that he could finish writing his book about the expedition, which included asking Lees and Hurley for help on it as well. After spending days trying to shift ballast and stabilize their ship, their efforts have failed; water continues to seep into the boat through cracks in its planks. '―The New York Times'Without a doubt this painstakingly written authentic adventure story will rank as one of the classic tales of the heroic age of exploration. Shackleton’s plan—which owed a lot to an abandoned one penned by Scottish explorer, William Speirs Bruce—looked something like this: Shackleton’s plan was to take a ship [named Endurance] into the Weddell Sea and land a sledding party of six men and seventy dogs near Vahsel Bay, approximately 78° South, 36° West. Even if everything went well (which it didn’t), this would be an extremely challenging journey for those men because of how harsh Antarctica is. Dr. Macklin and First Officer Greenstreet are finding that their feet have frostbite, so Orde-Lees offers to massage his feet in order to help restore the circulation. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage - Kindle edition by Lansing, Alfred. The Endurance breaks free from the ice on August 1 as the floe entrapping it has split up. After analyzing the situation, Shackleton announced that three of his men would walk to Leith Harbor. Shackleton wants to prevent the crew from getting too comfortable and complacent so he creates a list of emergency stations, which are assigned tasks for when they need to leave quickly. After hours of waiting, the fog clears and Seaman McCarthy sees a black cliff in the distance. When he saw them standing there, he said “Who are you?” After hearing their names, Sorlle turned away and started crying. When confronted with a stowaway, Blackwell, Shackleton intimidated him with his rage and concluded by roaring that “If we run out of food, you will be first.”. His companions think he’s crazy but eventually agree that they hear it too when it blows again at 7:00 a.m. He planned to sail the 144-foot Endurance into Vahsel Bay on Antarctica’s coast with six men and dogs and sleds, tents, rations etcetera. On April 28, their clothes were wet from rainwater seeping through cracks in the boat’s floorboards and freezing into ice crystals that clung to everything inside the boat. Afterward, he enrolled at North Park College and later at Northwestern University, where he majored in journalism. And by “beautifully written,” we mean “written in a way they don’t write books anymore”: Lansing’s prose belongs more to the 19th century than to the modern age, but that should be off-putting only to those who, unlike the protagonist of the book, are not persistent and tenacious enough to swim through the breathtaking layers of meaning and reach the surface both richer and more perceptive.A classic of exploration literature, Endurance is a story of heroic failure, and since heroic failure touches people even more than heroic success, it’s bound to remain engraved in your memory for quite some time. After a long day of hunting for a safe place to camp, Worsley and his men find one that is full of penguins, seals, and sea elephants. On April 9, 1916, the ice pack breaks in two, and The James Caird, Stancomb Wills and Dudley Docker are launched for a voyage to Elephant Island, a remote and uninhabited island far from all shipping lanes. By March 9, they could feel the swell in the ocean and were optimistic about being able to escape from an ice floe, but they ultimately couldn’t get away from packed ice floes. As they entered the ice pack, they discovered that it was different than what they expected. Upon returning home he was knighted and awarded heroic status for his efforts. The explorers had to wait for the ice to clear, but it didn’t. Later in the morning, a crack appears under Shackleton’s tent directly underneath his boat which he manages to save with some effort from his men. He was curious when Shackleton and his crew approached him and asked to see a former manager who had left earlier. On April 3, another spotted seal appears at the edge of the floe. By ScottishJames8 BRONZE, Reno, Nevada. After Shackleton left for South Georgia, the men on Elephant Island felt helpless. Eventually, they realize that their floe has drifted northward and are now headed toward their original destination of either Clarence Island or Elephant Island. The crew members of the Caird worked hard to make sure that they could leave. Frank Worsley was captain of the ship and Shackleton was overall commander of the expedition. After they reached the island of South Georgia, they formed two groups, one to maintain a camp, the other to look for help. No matter what the odds, a man does not pin his last hope for survival on something and then expect that it will fail. They attached a canvas chute to the rail and slid each dog down it onto the ice below. In December, 1914, the expedition, A nearby stream of fresh water rippled as they knelt down and drank from it. In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage Ebook - Previews: Review 'One of the most gripping, suspenseful, intense stories anyone will ever read. The men set up tents on the large ice floe. Shackleton wants to keep the crew safe, but he has a difficult time doing so. They had to chop through pressure ridges with axes in order to move forward. At more or less the same time, a second ship [named Aurora] would put into McMurdo Sound in the Ross Sea, almost directly across the continent from the Weddell Sea base. 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Barely nine days after setting up a camp at Elephant Island, Shackleton chooses the five strongest men in his crew— Captain Frank Worsley, second officer Tom Crean, carpenter Chippy McNeish, and seamen Tim McCarthy and John Vincent—and the best boat—the James Caird—and sets off for South Georgia, where a whaling station is located and where he hopes to get some help. In December, Shackleton worried that the men were restless and needed a new plan to get back on track. It was the first time in 500 days that they were on land. Boost your life and career with the best book summaries. Then look no further: Alfred Lansing’s classic Endurance is its best and most spellbinding account. Though some of them had scientific interests, the primary object of most of these expeditions was, interestingly, to become the first expedition to reach the geographic South Pole. The men shake hands, and they depart without ceremony. However, there has been a lot of snow recently and it’s very cold outside. 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