Ernest Shackleton

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

Sir Ernest Shackleton

1874 CE - 1922 CE

England

Primary Goal:

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

Achievement:

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.