October 31 – November 3, 2019
Program Details 2017*
Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration
Ernest Shackleton, an Antarctic explorer, became well known for his bravery and leadership. His greatest success was his Endurance Expedition, 1914-1916, when his skills resulted in the survival and safe return of all 28 men from his ship, overcoming almost unimaginable odds. This expedition has become known as the greatest survival story of all time. This program covers Shackleton’s biography and his four Antarctic expeditions. Slides will include actual period photos from these expeditions, as well as Ken’s personal photos taken at several of these locations.
Ken, a Mensa member for over 30 years, first went to Antarctica in 2001. He subsequently developed a passion for the history of polar exploration. This and subsequent trips include the Geographic South Pole, South Georgia Island and McMurdo Sound. He has examined Antarctic exhibits in the U.K., Ireland, Norway, Chile, Australia and New Zealand. He has an extensive library of books and videos of polar history and the era called the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. Ken loves to share his experiences and knowledge.
*Note: This program was offered last year and may or may not be offered again this year.
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