The extraordinary story of Shackleton and the crew of the Endurance reaches its almost unimaginable conclusion.
In this special History Hit project, Dan Snow completes his Antarctic journey in the wake of Sir Ernest Shackleton's expedition of 1914-16.
We have already seen how their ship, Endurance, was lost beneath the ice, only to be rediscovered in 2022. But this incredible story has saved the most unbelievable episode for the very end.
Dan follows the epic final chapter as Shackleton and a hand-picked crew set out in a small boat, the James Caird, to cross the vast, storm-ravaged and unforgiving Southern Ocean. Their goal is to reach South Georgia, the one corner of humanity that can save them and the 22 men they have left behind, awaiting a rescue that may never come.
This is where Shackleton’s Endurance expedition becomes one of the greatest maritime escape stories of all time.