Saturday, March 10, 2012

Quotes for Shackleton

Found in the book Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance

Alfred Cheetham, third officer, speaking about Shackleton as they prepared to leave on the Imperial Trans-Antartic Expedition, "Aye, he's a fine leader, he is.  He don't run you into any danger if he can help it: but, by gum! if there's danger, he goes first."

"For scientific discovery, give me Scott; for speed and efficiency of travel, give me Amundsen; but when disaster strikes and all hope is gone, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton."
      ---Apsley Cherry-Garrard, polar explorer, 1922