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April 18, 2019



Adventurous Tale of Endurance

Would you apply to the following advertisement?:

“MEN WANTED: FOR HAZARDOUS JOURNEY. SMALL WAGES, BITTER COLD, LONG MONTHS OF COMPLETE DARKNESS, CONSTANT DANGER, SAFE RETURN DOUBTFUL. HONOUR AND RECOGNITION IN CASE OF SUCCESS. SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON”

Shackleton allegedly posted this ad in the early 20th century because he had a daring goal of being the first man to cross Antarctica on foot. While over 5,000 people responded, only a small number were chosen. The few selected were either experts in their fields or veteran seamen, a sprinkling with previous p...



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