A recent discovery recalls one of history’s most epic adventures of exploration and survival.

Out of the blanketing darkness of the Antarctic waters, a shadowy shape comes into view. It’s the wreckage of a ship, emblazoned with a name cast in gold: Endurance. This historic icebreaker sank 107 years ago beneath the deadly ice floes of the Weddell Sea during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton. Its wreckage was discovered in March by the Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust and the podcast History Hit. Named for the Shackleton family motto, “By Endurance We Conquer,” the ship has been preserved for a century by icy waters. It provides a glimpse back in time, and an inspiration that is timeless.

Read more at “Shackleton’s Impossible Triumph”

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