Ernest Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton in a “Vanity Fair” drawing entitled “The South Pole,” 1909, The Mariners’ Museum.

Sir Ernest Shackleton

1874 CE - 1922 CE


Primary Goal:

To reach the Geographic South Pole, discover the Magnetic South Pole, and to cross the Antarctic continent.


Members of his expedition discovered the Magnetic South Pole, and he reached the closest to the Geographic South Pole of anyone up to that time.