Picture Of Ernest Shackleton 1901

Picture Of Ernest Shackleton 1901

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Ernest Shackleton

Exploits of this English explorer proved to be instrumental in the exploration of the Antarctic. One of his most famous missions is the one from 1908, where he managed to get only 102 miles from the pole.

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