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The incredible story of the Shackleton expedition.

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I’m going to tell you what may be the most heroic story of courage and endurance in history. It’s the story of Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition of 1914 to 1916.

Shackleton, an Anglo-Irish polar explorer, had been deeply disappointed that the British had been beaten to the North Pole by the American Peary expedition in 1909 and that Norwegians under Roald Amundsen had been the first to the South Pole.

Robert Peary, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Robert Peary, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Credit: Olav Bjaaland (1873–1961), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Credit: Olav Bjaaland (1873–1961), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition would save Britain’s honor.

It was to be the first crossing of the continent, following the line on this map – crossing the pole, then continuing on to Ross Island.

Another team was to leave supplies in several places from the interior to the coast, where a ship would pick up Shackleton and his men.

The expedition was an utter failure. The men never even set foot on Antarctica. And yet, even in failure – in an ordeal that lasted 617 days for most of the men – it was one of the all-time great achievements against incredible odds.

The plan was to sail from South Georgia Island in the South Atlantic, indicated at the top of the image, down to the Luitpold Coast, also indicated, transfer to land, and make the trek across the continent with dog teams.

Their ship was the Endurance, shown here in drydock.

She was purpose-built for polar exploration, a 144-foot barkentine, with a small auxiliary steam engine. You can see the propeller at the bottom of the picture. The ship was made of immensely strong beams and planking because Shackleton knew she would face tremendous pressure from ice floes.

Shackleton had no trouble attracting a crew. He chose half-a-dozen key men from veteran sailors and explorers he knew personally, and advertised for others. He got 5,000 applications, including a group of three women who said they would be willing to wear men’s clothing. The rest of the group, shown here onboard the Endurance, was filled out by Shackleton almost by intuition.

He interviewed the men who seemed most promising, but there is no record that he spent more than five minutes deciding whether to take a man.

The group was dominated by Englishmen, but there were four men each from Scotland and Ireland, and one each from Wales, Australia, New Zealand, and even the United States – all English-speaking white men.

The initial voyage, from South Georgia Island, down through the pack ice was successful, and the Endurance got within sight of land.

However, on January 18, 1915, 44 days into the voyage, the ship was caught in pack ice and could not be broken free. This was in the Arctic summer, and Shackleton decided to spend the winter on the ship, wait for next year’s thaw, and proceed with the expedition. (See map.)

This meant months of waiting, but the interior of the ship could be heated and was relatively comfortable.

Shackleton kept the men disciplined, but there was not that much to do. Here they are playing soccer on the ice with the ship in the background.

The dog teams were exercised on the ice and even had sled races. The ship had not been supplied with food for an extra year, so the crew hunted penguins and seals. Here the cook skins a penguin for dinner.

Wind and currents gradually pushed the packed ice north. As you can see from the dotted orange line on this map, the ice pushed the ship hundreds of miles towards the tip of the Graham Land Peninsula.

What was much worse, the pressure of the ice became so great that the men could hear beams and boards snapping under the pressure. It became impossible to sleep because of the sound of cracking beams as loud as artillery. As you can see in this picture, the Endurance was at first pushed right over by the ice.

The men unloaded the stores and set up camp.

It was much colder with only tents for shelter. This is a warm day. Eventually the ice swallowed and destroyed the ship. Sled dogs are looking at what used to be their home.

Eventually, there was practically nothing left of the Endurance above the surface, and on November 21st, 1915, after 307 days stuck in the ice, she sank.

The men had tied the Union Jack to its highest point, so she would be flying her colors as she went down.

The expedition was now in a terrible fix. It had been nearly a year since they left South Georgia. Radio communication was impossible. No one knew where they were. They had only one goal: get out alive. Every detail was under the command of Shackleton, whom the men addressed as “Boss.”

Seals and penguins are seasonal, and soon there was none to hunt. There wasn’t enough food for the dogs, and Shackleton gave the unpopular order to kill and eat them. Some had been born during the voyage and the men loved them. Here is Irishman Tom Crean holding puppies.

Credit: Frank Hurley (1885–1962), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Credit: Frank Hurley (1885–1962), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Shackleton decided to lead the men towards a point on the Graham Land Peninsula, where he knew there was a store of food.

But this was not just a matter of walking across ice. They would eventually have to cross open water to reach land. That meant dragging the three lifeboats they had salvaged from the ship. Here, men are hauling the largest of the three, the James Caird, but this is a rare patch of smooth ice and snow.

The pressures that had broken up the Endurance pushed up huge ridges. Men carved out the equivalents of mountain passes to push the boats through. After several days of exhausting labor, Shackleton realized it was impossible, and gave the order to halt. They would have to ride the ice north until it broke up, and dumped them into the ocean.

But this was a terrifying prospect. As the months went by, the ice began to crack. Shackleton moved camp several times to stay on what he hoped would be a floe big enough to stay intact until it reached the sea. If the men launched too early, floes could slam together and crush the boats.

Their floe kept cracking. Shackleton posted watches every night, and several times, the men were roused by the terrifying news that the ice had split right through camp. They had drilled for this emergency, and every time, managed to throw supplies across the cracks, and float boats across to keep the camp together. Once, the floe split directly under a tent and men fell into freezing water. One man, caught in his sleeping bag, was hauled out just before the two plates of ice slammed back together.

Finally, on April 9th, at the end of the brown dotted line, Shackleton decided that the ice floe was so small, and the sea open enough to launch the boats and head for Elephant island.

For six miserable days – the solid brown line to the island – the men sailed and rowed through freezing weather and stormy seas. Their cold-weather gear was nothing like modern synthetics, and they didn’t even have oilskins. Their clothes were for tramping across snow, not for keeping out seawater.

The first two nights, the men tried to drag the boats onto ice so they could cook food and sleep in tents rather stay in the tiny, rocking boats, packed with gear. But the ice kept breaking up, and the men had to strike camp in a panic and scramble for their lives back into the boats. For the rest of the trip, they stayed cramped in the boats, freezing spray constantly in their faces, taking turns at the oars and tiller, trying to feed themselves, relieving themselves over the side. Always wet. Never able to sleep. Every man with frostbite. One was getting gangrene.

Finally, on April 15, the exhausted men landed on uninhabited Elephant Island, shown here.

Credit: Map data (c) Google, Image capture: Nov. 2014
Credit: Map data (c) Google, Image capture: Nov. 2014

They soon realized that their little beach would be under water at the highest tides, so they forced themselves back into the boats and found a better cove. At least there were seals and penguins to eat.

But no one knew they was there. Help would never come.

Shackleton decided to take five men in the most seaworthy boat, and sail for help. The closest land was Tierra del Fuego, the tip of South America, the next closest was the Falklands, almost due north, but the safest plan – because of winds and currents – was to sail back to South Georgia, across more than 800 miles of what is called the Drake Passage, famous for some of the stormiest seas on earth.

Shackleton and his men set off in the James Caird, here being launched on April 24.

It was fall in the Southern Hemisphere. The weather was getting colder. Here are videos [6:02 – 6:26 2:11 – 2:59] of storms in the Drake Passage taken from modern, ocean-going ships. These are the waters Shackleton and his men sailed through for 16 horrible days and nights in screaming gales, as the temperature plummeted to near-zero. During storms they had to strip off all sail, and set a sea anchor to keep the bow into the wind, and pray that a giant wave would not crush or capsize the boat. So much ocean spray froze on the boat it became so top-heavy it might capsize. Men had to crawl out in the howling wind and chip off the ice. This voyage alone was a great seafaring achievement.

Shackleton’s navigator, Frank Worsley, had to take sextant readings from a boat bucking like a horse, whenever the cloud cover broke enough to see the sun.

If they had blown past South Georgia into the open ocean, they would have certainly died. They could not have sailed back into the wind to safety.

One of their water casks became fouled and by the time they reached land, they were not only hungry, frostbitten, covered with sores and boils, but frantic with thirst. They spent a harrowing day trying to find a place to land where the boat would not be crushed against rocks. On May 10, 1916, they finally put in to shore, more dead than alive.

The ordeal wasn’t over. They were on the opposite side of South Georgia Island from Stromness Bay, where the whaling station was. This was where they had set out 522 days earlier.

The James Caird had been damaged when they landed, and Shackleton decided two of his men would not survive another trip on the water. This meant hiking across the island. Here is what they had to cross, from the head of King Haakon Bay to Stromness Bay, over terrain so rough, no one had ever attempted it.

Google Maps Data (c) 2023
Google Maps Data (c) 2023

Shackleton waited for nine days, resting and hoping for good weather. He chose the two healthiest men, his navigator Worsely, and the Irishman Tom Crean to go with him, and left the three others at King Haakon Bay.

The men had no climbing equipment. They had salvaged two-inch screws from the Endurance, and drove them through the soles of their boots as makeshift crampons.

The crossing itself was an extraordinary accomplishment – 36 hours over unnamed mountains and glaciers, some so steep, the men had to hack steps into the ice. Going down was worse: lower a man on a rope, where he hacked out steps, join him, and lower him further, while he hacked out more steps. Worsley called some of the ice faces as steep as church steeples. Shackleton allowed no sleep; if the men drifted off, they would freeze to death, and if they failed, there was not hope for any of the other men. Without a proper map, they mistook landmarks several times, and spent agonizing hours backtracking.

They stumbled into the whaling station, so dirty, bearded, longhaired, and haggard that two 11-year-old boys they met ran screaming in terror. Men at the whaling station, who had given them up for lost, were astonished. The next day, Shackleton had a boat sent back to King Haakon Bay to pick up the other three men.

What about the 22 men back on Elephant Island? Here they are, minus one, whose frostbitten toes had to be amputated to save his left foot and was resting. In the background, you can just see the overturned boats under which they sheltered, with a makeshift chimney set up to cook food inside.

They spent an interminable 137 days waiting for help. They had no way of knowing that it would take three months and 10 days – and four attempts – for Shackleton to rescue them. There was too much pack ice around Elephant Island to get close enough even to send a signal to let the men know help was coming.

In the end, every man was saved.

It may be hard to believe, but after all this, most of the Englishmen were conscripted to fight the world war, which had begun before the expedition set out. Two were killed in action, one died of disease, and several were badly wounded. Shackleton volunteered for combat but he was 43 and weakened by his travels. Instead, he had a successful lecture tour, but grew tired of it, and organized another expedition to the Antarctic that set out in late 1921. He suffered a heart attack on board ship, and his wife asked that he be buried on South Georgia Island.

Alexander Macklin, who had been with Shackleton on the earlier expedition and signed up for his last, wrote this at his gravesite:

Credit: Lexaxis7, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Credit: Lexaxis7, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

“I think this is as ‘the Boss’ would have had it himself, standing lonely in an island far from civilisation, surrounded by stormy tempestuous seas, & in the vicinity of one of his greatest exploits.”

A statue of Shackleton now stands outside the Royal Geographical Society in London, a tribute to a man whose iron determination and inflexible leadership turned an utter failure into an inspiring stories of heroism. His example has never been more relevant.

Just this month, a submersible found Shackleton’s ship, 106 years after it sank, nearly 10,000 feet down. Because shipworms cannot live in such cold water, the ship is beautifully preserved – including its nameplate: Endurance.

(Republished from American Renaissance by permission of author or representative)
• Category: History • Tags: Polar Regions, Shackleton 
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  1. Oogity

    A South African White Healthcare worker and her patients are being threatened by ANC genocidal thugs demanding a raise for services not rendered.

    • Thanks: James of Africa
  2. Thank you for this article Jared. Indeed, these were brave men of character.

    Undoubtedly, exploring such harsh environments demanded resilience and a complete grasp of their situations within it, with thoughts necessarily absent the luxury of any delusions.

    As men of courage and realism, I suspect any one of them would flatly be able to state that jews do not consider themselves to be white and that organized jewry is generally hostile to the inhabitants of their host nations, especially white nations.

    Nor it be likely such rugged, courageous men would lower themselves to enthusiastically lick the boots of the constabulary.

    Yes, America needs now more white men like those of old.

    • Agree: Pastit, OilcanFloyd
    • Replies: @Realist
    , @anonymous
    , @Richard B
  3. Bill H. says:

    Thank you for this brilliantly written and depicted piece. There are no words which adequately express how much I was moved by reading it.

    • Replies: @mh505
    , @AndrewR
  4. Realist says:
    @USA Invades Israel

    As men of courage and realism, I suspect any one of them would flatly be able to state that jews do not consider themselves to be white and that organized jewry is generally hostile to the inhabitants of their host nations, especially white nations.

    It never fails on this blog that some asshole Jew hater has to diverge from the narrative to spew his hatred of all Jews.

  5. Shackleton and his men were truly courageous.

    Meanwhile Taylor mentions the dogs and puppies they ate, but not the horses. It was an obscenity that they had horses with them anyway in that clime. They slaughtered one horse in front of the other, which they kept chained up, whimpering, over the next night. The second horse knew its own fate of course, which it met the next morning.

    • Thanks: SafeNow
    • LOL: Rich
  6. Folkvangr says:

    Yes, history knows lots of courageous men.

    For almost five years, from July 1799 to April 1804, as the Napoleonic Wars raged in Europe, Humboldt and Bonpland traveled throughout what is now Venezuela, Cuba, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Mexico mapping, collecting, measuring, sketching, describing, and observing all the way. It was a tremendously arduous journey accomplished on foot, canoe, and horse with equipment carried by a caravan of as many as 20 mules or by numerous canoes assisted by Indian guides.

    Crossing the Andes four times (and setting a mountaineering record of 19,289 feet) Humboldt and Bonpland carefully measured the magnetic axes of mountains and the inclination of strata in order to understand the forces that had generated the volcanic range.

    Upon return to Europe Humboldt and Bonpland were celebrated as heroes. Humboldt went on to write numerous books. Humboldt’s quantitative, technical methodology was quickly taken up by many American explorers of the western United States. The extent of Humboldt’s influence on later explorers is indicated by the number of towns, counties, rivers, and mountains bearing his name in the western United States.

    Great article on

    • Thanks: annamaria, Liza
  7. Courage such as that borders on stupid.

    • Agree: Bardon Kaldian
    • Thanks: Realist
    • Replies: @Presocratic
    , @Dube
  8. Men in those days were tough because in order to survive, you needed to be, or you died. Today, men who do well in life have adapted to the female run western world, sit down and pee, keep your strong opinions to yourself, accept whatever your told to do an implement it, (even if it’s against your personal ethics), keep your mouth shut and don’t ask any questions. If there are any men like Shackleton today, they’d be living alone in a cabin in the mountains, persecuted endlessly, or in jail. In Shackleton’s time, it was survival of the fittest, today, it’s survival of the conformist. What else would explain someone like Gavin Newsom getting into the highest office in California and one day the nation. Newsom doesn’t only sit down to pee, he sits side saddle!

    • Thanks: mark green, Bubba
    • LOL: A. Clifton, Liza
  9. SafeNow says:

    An account of inspirational courage, wonderfully written. But even the photos of Shackleton with his pipe suggest that this was a man too full of himself. He had a defect in his character that caused him to make an incorrect risk assessment, for his own personal reasons. He betrayed his responsibility to the brave volunteers who trusted his judgment, and to the dogs and the horses. He is not my role model. This calls to mind the tragic “Halsey Hurricane” of WW II. Current relevance? The Ukraine war; the ego-driven, incorrect risk assessment that has been made by US politicians, so that they could, in the words of William James, experience life on what they see as a “higher plane.”

    • Disagree: Biff
    • Thanks: Liza
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    , @Anonymous
  10. White privilege. The privilege to suffer and take risks. To die trying or share great accomplishments with humanity.

    It is a privilege to be White and be of the same noble blood as celebrated European inventors and explorers, philosophers and scientists.

    Damn those who are ashamed to compare the races by achievements.

    • Thanks: Pastit
    • Replies: @Rich
  11. Biff says:

    I read the book as a young teenager, and took it as an inspiration on how to think and live for the next 45 years.

    Be a survivor!

    • Replies: @Rohirrimborn
  12. Pastit says:

    Great story. One that needs to be retold again and again and not ever forgotten. One of the greatest examples of human endurance in recorded history. Thank you Jared for presenting this, and stoking my memory of it. Truly inspiring.

  13. And very soon, this year probably, his statue will be torn down because one time, when he was a 12-year-old boy, he said the dreaded magick n-word. Silently. In his mind. This is known because of Lived Experience.

    • Agree: Pastit
    • Thanks: mark green
  14. We all know, through our Other Ways of Knowing, that Shackleton (SHACKLES!! SLAVERY!!) was a racist-y racist, who only wanted to racistly explore Antarctica because it is covered in snow, which is white, thus glorifying and valorizing the false narrative of Whiteness. He slaughtered the indigenous penguins, who are mostly !Black!, and exploited them for resources. He settler-colonized an entire continent with his racist white intrustion into Native spaces.

    Hey hey! Ho ho!
    Your sleds and dogs have got to go!

  15. One lifeboat has a navigator like Frank Worsley aboard. He is the living embodiment of a tradition that dates back to Pythagoras (and beyond). The crew is orderly and defers to his expertise. Each man bends his back to his oar.

    The other lifeboat is composed of screechers arguing over who should commandeer the ship. None believe in deferring to authority because each regards authority itself as being undeserved, the product of Force and Deceit.

    Which will make landfall? Whose lifeboat would you want to be in?

    • Replies: @houston 1992
  16. @Realist

    Don’t go meshugana and histrionic over something you have no control.

  17. Please remember that the man in the first image (video still) is Tom Crean from the Dingle peninsula, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

    p.s. a great series about arctic whaling/exploration is The North Water with Colin Farrell.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  18. Thank You for this article. I still say this story is worthy of a big-budget film adaptation, and have been for a good part of the decade now. Come to think of it naval movies have kinda died down. The last good one was Peter Weir’s Master and Commander. I was watching Peter Jackson’s King Kong a few days ago(a fantastic film in my opinion) and the first forty minutes aboard the Ventura are so cool.

    My father was in the merchant marines for 30 years. Sailed across the world, too spent part of my childhood sailing to exotic locations like the Reunion and Mauritious islands. I could have easily gone aboard a ship but felt culture would be amazing in the coming years as the internet advanced. How wrong was I? I would have been sailing for 8 months across the Oceans, getting paid good money(no taxes) and just being occupied rather than sitting in turmoil at the state of modern society! I missed the boat, no pun intended.

    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
    , @houston 1992
  19. Anon[343] • Disclaimer says:

    Wtf is the point of this story? So they were incredibly incompetent and spent a lot of time suffering while accomplishing nothing. Wow. No wonder tbe Irish never got anything done.

    • Replies: @GomezAdddams
  20. …But how was it possible

    These descendants of captains of impassible

    Waters, surveyors of oceans by sail

    And continents by wheel, who with steel

    In hand and heart explored the earth

    And made of the wilderness a hearth,

    Who apprenticed sons to build cathedrals,

    Engineered the wing’s dihedrals

    Mastering flight and stood upon the moon

    To witness earthrise over its horizon

    Had been reduced to little more than cattle?

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  21. @RJ Macready

    … this story [Shackleton expedition] is worthy of a big-budget film adaptation…

    What Negro would play Shackleton?

  22. @true.enough

    Shackleton had the ship’s cat put down and “Chippy” McNeish, the carpenter who adapted the lifeboats for their long journey, resented this.

    “Despite his contributions, McNeish was denied the Polar Medal: McNeish had incurred Shackleton’s wrath when he briefly rebelled while the men were moving camps on the sea ice. McNeish, for his part, never forgave Shackleton for having Mrs Chippy shot.”

    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
  23. 36 ulster says:

    The key words here are “organized jewry” and “generally hostile.” The ADL’s malevolent Mr. Greenblatt seeks to destroy rather than rebuke those who say anything he views as antisemitic

  24. 36 ulster says:
    @Pat Kittle

    (smirk) Idris Elba comes to mind, but I doubt whether he is perceived to be Woke enough. Maybe the guy from Till.

  25. @YetAnotherAnon

    “… McNeish, for his part, never forgave Shackleton for having Mrs Chippy shot.”

    “There were many blank days & our rations were cut down until just sufficient to keep us alive, & very much against his feelings, Shackleton ordered the dogs to be shot. This duty fell upon me, & was the worst job I ever had in my life; I have known many men I would rather shoot than the worst of the dogs. I knew everyone of them well, & though some were much more loveable characters than others I had a great affection for every one.”

    — Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
    Frank Wild Memoirs, 1937?, from Frank Wild – Papers, ca. 1921-1937
    MLMSS 2198

    • Thanks: YetAnotherAnon
  26. Anon[226] • Disclaimer says:

    Physically unattractive gypsy-looking males get on a ship and shiver. The end.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  27. Liza says:

    And today’s slaughterhouses are no better. The animals lined up to be executed know exactly what they are in for.

    • Replies: @polaco
  28. Pastit says:

    Grueling experience. Living life to its fullest.

  29. This ‘the most etc’ tendency is a typical US idiocy, what with their talent for grandiosity and hyperbole. These men were ‘…AMONG the bravest and most resourceful’, that’s for sure, but there have been plenty of others.

    • Replies: @Liza
  30. Wilhelm says:
    @Priss Factor

    Nothing a 12-gauge shotgun wouldn’t solve.

    • Replies: @Richard B
  31. Thank you for this article which I haven’t yet had time to read. (And that’s not just because I might be wise to hide an article by you from my woke young relatives under the bedcover)

    By chance, in the late 70s I got to know and became a friend of Ernest Shackleton’s son who was himself a man of distinction and achievement.
    . Son was a Labour politician before I met him,hich didn’t prevent friendship.

    I look forward to reading a great story of heroism. Which reminds me that a friend who finds recently wrote a biography of Douglas Mawson which I should also read.

  32. AABBEE says:

    spew his hatred of all Jews.

    And even the second comment. I made it eight comments on the other new “Mexico” article.

    But wait, we are only to hate some Jews?

    Let me guess Khazar Jews and Edomites?

  33. @Pat Kittle

    Just saw this comment. You are DISGUSTING to even think of suggesting this. No black entity should come near this feature film and the boat in it, except the black rats running about aboard and who would’ve probably perished in the chill of the South seas.

  34. Dube says:
    @Priss Factor

    Courage such as that borders on stupid.

    I.e., not stupid.

  35. IronForge says:

    Nice Article.


    Antarctica and the Seas surrounding it – along with Northern Russia and the Arctic Ocean may be “Heat Sinks” vital to Humanity+Flora+Fauna in ways we’ve yet to comprehend.

    One Scenario. Disclaimer: I’m talking CO2 Levels. Climate is Dynamic – What may happen may happen. Crying won’t help – Humanity will have to Adapt, Overcome, or Perish.

    We DO have a CO2 Level Problem in addition to Pollution. We ARE steadily progressing towards CO2 Levels that will eventually reach Toxic Levels. I’ve posted this on several occasions. IMHO, the “Point of No Return” should be around 1000ppm where humans experience cognitive impairment – even with short term exposures.

    Early 2000s Models have projected to reach those levels past 2100CE. I’m sure there are improvements in the projections with Current Levels and Production.

    We’re around 420ppm on CO2 right now; and slowly increasing in ebbs and seasonal surges. From what I gather, NOAA have recently made a Greenhouse Gas Aggregate (AGGI) CO2 Equivalent (CO2e) assessment of 508ppmCO2e for 2021. Methane and others are factored.

    Methane have alleged 20× the Greenhouse Effects of CO2 and levels are steadily increasing; but they tend to decompose into CO2+H20 in a few weeks – i.e., a good amount are being released and increasingly so.

    Methane are leaked through the Ground+Oceans. Some venues are man-made (literally – Bada-Bing!) while others may come from Methane Deposits below or Clathrate/Hydrate being evaporated. Some Climate Liberals are grasping their Pearls over this as “Colder Land Masses” are warming up more rapidly; and it would appear that Land Based Clathrate Deposits may eventually evaporate – leaving the Oceanic deposits below Sunlit Surface Depths relatively safe(Temp+Pressure).

    I’m not worried – neither should you unless you live in such areas which can be disrupted by evaporative Methane Bursts.

    ESG+Woked haven’t helped because they contribute too little to the Global Usage Baseline, Imbecile TreeHuggers.

    Warming Advocates+Deniers, don’t rant a response.

    Here we go:

    Last time Earth had CO2 Levels this high was extrapolated to be btwn 5 and 2 Million Years Ago – on a declining trend. Plants+Trees grew on just about every Land Mass – even on Today’s Northernmost Islands and Antarctica.

    We also may have had several “Land Bridges” from Antarctica to possibly Today’s South America, Africa, etc.

    Letssay for Discussion’s Sake, there were one or more Land Mass Configurations that prevented the Southernmost Oceans to form Currents around Antarctica like Today.

    Keeping Climate Arguments+DoomRants aside – that Extrapolation Model of the previous CO2 Leveling of the Earth may be something to consider what the Earth can look like going forward.

    This isn’t some projection/prognostication that all the trees will burn, all coastal cities will sink, Tropical Islands may disappear, Dogs+Cats start living together with Gozar the Gozarian roaming the Zombie Apocalypse…


    *Sea Levels “May” Rise. They may not.

    *We “May” have more Moisture and Precipitation in Tropical+Subtropical+Temperate Zones. We may not.

    *Deserts may increase. They may not…

    *We “May” have an Earth that resembles the LAST TIME Earth had CO2 Levels this High. This “Possibly” is more achievable since the Earth was in that State. An Extrapolation+Fossil/Carbon Modeling is the best we can do to Map the Past – and Based on that – a “Possible” Future.

    That’s One of my Points.

    Second, we don’t have any Land Bridges to Antarctica at the Present. This allows for the Ocean Currents to Rotate around Antarctica – INSULATING Antarctica to a Degree. Glaciers are calving near both Polar Regions; but we’re not seeing surface Methane Clathrate/Hydrate deposits evaporate En Masse in Antarctica – YET.

    So Antarctica and the Oceans surrounding it may be the Primary Heat Sinks for the Planet’s Surface Temps. Ocean Currents get cooled ar they reach the Polar Regions; but Antarctica is a Land Mass that won’t thaw out during Summer for Years – even if the Warming Models are becoming refined, unbiased, and actually becoming accurate.

    Quite the Lecture; but summarized by these:

    CO2 Levels are increasing – both from Mankind and Nature. There may be Positive Feedback Loops on Place; but nothing can be done about the Natural Sources. However, Mankind might be able to slow down Mankind’s contributions and possibly slow down the progression of CO2 to Toxic Levels.

    What Mankind can do is to start moving away from Hydrocarbons to ORBITAL SOLAR and Nuclear Energy – soon. There have been surge since the Industrial Age.

    As Permafrost begin thawing from Spring to Autumn, more Flora – especially Trees – may grow, consuming more CO2.

    One Model that we have is one trying to reconstruct the distant past – it appears to be a mild, Temperate Earth from Pole to Pole. We could be shifting towards it; but there are different factors in play now.

    Climate is Dynamic. Sure to Change.

    The Problem here is with the CO2 Levels – will they reach Toxic Levels?

    Humanity can Adapt, Overcome, or Perish.

    From a phone with no Word Processor.

    • Replies: @james wilson
  36. @Folkvangr

    Humboldt Saskatchewan ( Canada) likewise –Thanks !!

  37. @Anon

    Scott attempted to be first person to South Pole and led the expedition with little tractors and ponies ( both froze) and Amundsen beat them to the Pole—with a dog team. Mission accomplished.

    • Replies: @Miro23
    , @Anonymous
  38. Miro23 says:

    Shackleton, an Anglo-Irish polar explorer, had been deeply disappointed that the British had been beaten to the North Pole by the American Peary expedition in 1909 and that Norwegians under Roald Amundsen had been the first to the South Pole.

    In 1911-1912 two expeditions raced to be first to the South Pole. A British expedition led by Robert Scott and a Norwegian expedition led by Roald Amundsen. An account of the British expedition was written by a survivor and the youngest member Apsley Cherry-Garrard, and an account of the Norwegian expedition by its leader Roald Amundsen. They’re both great books.

    The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard

    The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the Fram, 1910-1912 by Roald Amundsen

    I compared them in a not so good 2005 review.

    It’s interesting to compare this account (Amundsen’s) with Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s story of the Scott expedition. They were both racing for the South Pole but Amundsen relied on very careful preparation and an experienced team + a great respect for the conditions whereas Scott was poorly prepared, trusting more in late Victorian macho imperialism famously represented by his man pulled sledges. Everything works right for Amundsen in this excellent account of turn of the century polar exploration.

    Shackleton’s is an extraordinary story but his expedition failed, the same as the Scott expedition. After reading the Amundsen book, I have the feeling that, had he tried it, it would have succeeded. He just had more experience and better understood the risks.

    • Agree: niceland
    • Replies: @niceland
  39. Simon D says:

    You’re not alone in that opinion, which I understand had some currency back then. This disastrous and futile expedition was not as bad as Scott’s, but came pretty close.

    Of course, those were different times and Britain still had an empire. WW1 broke out just as Shackleton’s expedition was leaving and every man on board, or so Shackleton claimed, wanted to remain and fight, but the glory redounding to the Empire from a successful expedition was evidently considered more important. Even then, wars were also conducted through the media.

  40. GMC says:

    Most of tough generations are Gone. Whe I first moved to Alaska in the early 70s I knew an old tough man – well, there were more than one and he told me one day – Sonny, you should seen this place 40 years ago { circa 1930s} and I could easily see what he was talking about, since I lived Rural Ak. at that time.. I ‘m old and I can say back – Sonny , you should have seen Ak. 50 years ago. There is no place for laziness, if you are an adventurer, homesteader, farmer, rancher, bush dweller, etc. etc. etc.

  41. @ThreeCranes

    1) Worsley navigation (in overcast skies without visible stars) may remind Western man of the navigator on Apollo 13 after the engine is lost: the angle of re-entry was small. One miscalculation and the module would bounce off the earth’s atmosphere; miscalculate in the other direction and the earth’s atmosphere would burn the module and the crew. Navigation often demands close to zero error. May God grant those who are navigating Western man’s recovery the needed precision.

    Sometimes it is as important to precisely understand one’s adversary as it is to set a small boat across the frozen ocean; Or return a powerless module back to earth.

    2) As JT notes
    “If they had blown past South Georgia into the open ocean, they would have certainly died. They could not have sailed back into the wind to safety.”

    If Frank Worsley had missed South Georgia island then the next stop was Africa –2500 miles away, but Shackleton and his men were out off fresh water by St Georgia Island, and would not have lasted 2500 more miles.

  42. @RJ Macready

    Did your father attend the Merchant Marine Academy?

    • Replies: @RJ Macready
  43. And just a few decades later German Nazis had a UFO base under Antarctica and defeated the US naval expeditionary force led by another intrepid explorer of the poles Admiral Richard E. Byrd. Needless to say Operation Highjump was a failure although the role of the Nazi UFO force is officially denied.

    @ RJ Macready – this would make a far more interesting movie.

    • Agree: GMC
  44. Just to save British honor?

  45. Having spent 2 summer cruises in Antarctica on the mighty USCGC Glacier (WLB 301) during Operations Deep Freeze 85-86 and 86-87, I can at least vaguely appreciate the intestinal fortitude of men like these. Because its there is reason enough to sail into then what was essentially unknown.

  46. @Anon

    Oh daaahling, you are so unkind.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  47. Shackleton’s own account of the expedition is given in his book, South.

  48. @Pat Kittle

    Yawn. Ho Hum. Who cares what a bunch of octogenarians say. Earthworms will be turning them into manure soon. And their artifacts will crumble into dust as did the monuments of Ozymandias.

    Please do not hate them even though they are genetically wired for genocide. In this modern age we have psychiatric institutions to save these poor people.

    • Replies: @White Men are Awesome
  49. I always wondered how black and brown people feel when they see that all the discoveries of the past and present, not to mention the investions have come exclusively from White Men.

    Just watch Jeapordy, the game show, and notice that the answers are almost always about “HE” that is, a White Man>

    and how do women feel, when they study history or literature or science, they are studying, again, White Men.

    I think this is the reason people of color and women hate the world and want to bring down the monuments of White Men.

    • Agree: PUTINFAN
    • Replies: @caeser's ghost
  50. Richard B says:
    @Priss Factor

    Where’s Bono when you need him?

    Speaking of which, came a across a video of Live Aid not long ago.
    What an orgy of pathological altruism.

    How did that work out for all involved?

    • Replies: @Pontius
    , @YetAnotherAnon
  51. Richard B says:

    Nothing a 12-gauge shotgun wouldn’t solve.

    They’ll be sure to bring one for her the next visit.
    Along with their cell phones so they can livestream it.

    • LOL: Liza
  52. Shackeltons’ statue will soon be replaced with a Saint George Floyd statue since the woke culture is worldwide. There cannot be any heroic White historical figures.

    • Agree: Liza
  53. @houston 1992

    Oh no, lol. I am an Indian(India-Asia). My dad attended a local maritime school in Bombay and then did his higher certificates from Southampton, England. I spent a lot of time there, and it was probably there that my fascination and interest in anglo-saxon blue-collar workers began. Some of the finest men I encountered were these seafarers- hard workers and hard drinkers, always jolly without any pretense.

    Later on, many of them passed away(not old-most my father’s age-mid 60s today)-many from suicide as the English higher-ups started outsourcing the merchant marine jobs. Even before the IT boom and mass immigration, I saw the tragedy of the white man(all excellent hard-working men) being thrown to the dogs just so the corporate owners made profits, even if I was too young to realize it.

    • Thanks: Houston 1992
  54. What a great story – very well written – – great read! Thanks a lot Jared Tylor!

  55. anon123 says:

    So, who was the biggest retard – Scott or Shackleton?

    – a complete clusterfuck from the start – they did not even get to the start line, think on that?

    I bet if we went down the list it would be an examination of “what not to do” : horses – check



    then the ingrate Shackleton stiffs his carpenter McNish for keeping the boat afloat and “sayin shit he dont dig” – no polar medal for you!

  56. dearieme says:

    If only they’d known that Peary (probably) hadn’t reached the North Pole then they needn’t have bothered.

  57. anon123 says:

    Wait a minute – the Franklin expedition might have been worse – they resorted to cannibalism … an unwelcome fact which brought spitting hell down on John Rae

  58. Spent time as a seaman (deck ape) on the USCGC Venturous (WMEC-625). Had shipmates swept off its weather decks, into the salty shark-infested waters of an unforgiving Pacific Ocean. In the end, alone, face-to-face with frigid gale-force winds, mountainous swells/waves, and the pitch-darkness of nighttime. Some selfless SAR sailors lost at sea while attempting to save others in peril. No doubt an extremely terrifying way to perish, but certainly not one without special privileges/rewards in the spiritual afterlife. Semper Paratus.

    Four-Masted Bark. Cape Horn. Captain Irving Johnson. Circa 1928.


    • Thanks: Dieter Kief
  59. niceland says:

    Scott was poorly prepared, trusting more in late Victorian macho imperialism famously represented by his man pulled sledges.

    This or some kind of hubris seems to have been a big problem for the early English arctic/polar explorers.

    If I wanted do write article about brave men and use Arctic/Polar explorers as example I would write about about Roald Amundsen or Fridtjof Nansen. They were not only brave, they had other qualities in spades. But I guess they don’t count here because they were Norwegians.

    For anyone interested in this subject:

    Nansen’s Fram expedition and his winter on Franz Josef land with Hjalmar Johansen is quite a story – highly recommended. His voyage around Greenland in a small boat, when he first me the Inuits is very interesting – as perhaps all his travels.

    Another less known arctic explorer is Canadian born is Vilhjálmur Stefánsson. While not as ‘large’ as Nansen or Amundsen his memoirs are fun read. Not only his arctic experiments but also his dietary experiments – eating only meat for a year – and his personality as explorer and bureaucrat.

    • Thanks: Dieter Kief
    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  60. Slav says:

    How were those people more brave than millions fighting in WW1 at the same time?

    Thousands of people die every year attempting pointless stunts.

  61. southie says:

    So a group of rich Englishmen got together and looked over the vast British empire to find a group of fearless men who had never seen snow or icebergs and came to agreement that only the Irish were crazy enough to try this impossible journey. If Shackelton failed he would have labeled an Irish explorer but his heroics earned him the title of English explorer.

    • Replies: @Slav
  62. anonymous[226] • Disclaimer says:
    @USA Invades Israel

    “Yes, America needs now more white men like those of old.”

    Unfortunately, all we have left is faggots like Jared Taylor who talk the talk but can’t do the walk. Can he call out the Jew as the enemy of White Christian America and the anglosphere?

  63. @Biff

    Same here. Was the book Shackelton’s Valiant Voyage? That was the book the author Alfred Lansing made for young readers from his earlier book Endurance. I know this because we were neighbors of the Lansings in Sea Cliff NY and I was friends with his son Angus.

  64. Pontius says:
    @Richard B

    I believe the money raised had to be turned over to the Ethiopian government who bought lots of shiny new Soviet weapons.

    • Agree: Richard B
  65. Liza says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    You have a point. Also, while I admire these bold men, let’s keep in mind they were not willing to sacrifice themselves for anything other than satisfying an inner urge (and maybe wanting the glory that would ensue? Not for me to say). They were not crawling into a burning building, without protection or equipment, to save someone. Just saying. Not making light of their efforts and achievement.

    • Agree: mulga mumblebrain
  66. Che Guava says:
    @Priss Factor

    Hard to see how this totally off-topic post is first to be approved. The mods here usually have a pool, and approve them in a selective order. Suppose that having been approved to post rants (not that I dislike all, far from it) as Jung-Freud must have its benefits for Priss-posting in general.

  67. @Pat Kittle

    Were a big budget flick about Shackleton’s voyage made today, Shackleton would be a black lesbian leading a crew of courageous womyns.

    • LOL: Liza
  68. Many have said White men such as these no longer exist; those who want to venture into the unknown, and those who want to go toe to toe with the forces of nature. I thought perhaps the dying embers of this wonderful impulse were finally extinguished for all time with the death in Alaska of Scots-Irish American, Chris McCandless in 1992—but no, in later years several attempted to visit the site of his death, and I believe one died.
    The all volunteer army, ballooning, bungee jumping, sky diving, it goes on and on.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  69. Miro23 says:

    Scott attempted to be first person to South Pole and led the expedition with little tractors and ponies ( both froze) and Amundsen beat them to the Pole—with a dog team. Mission accomplished.

    If I remember correctly (from Cherry – Garrards’s book), the tractors kept breaking down and had to be abandoned. The horses couldn’t handle the extreme cold, and the dogs weren’t trained/handled correctly. They quickly became useless, running around chasing penguins.

    In contrast, Amundsen built his expedition around his dog pulled sledges and had the animals under excellent control the whole way.

    Another serious issue for Scott, was the shrinking of the corks of his paraffin (cooking fuel) bottles. The fuel evaporated so no hot food for the latter part of the expedition until they froze to death.

    • Replies: @houston 1992
  70. bert33 says:
    @Priss Factor

    Nuclear weapons solve civil war problems NOW, just sayin’. Dollar for dollar a lot more economical solution than giving more billions to USAID or committing our military overseas for decades to wipe another 3rd world country’s backside. Very politically incorrect, of course.

  71. Rich says:

    I understand the new movie about Shackleton stars Denzel Washington as the boss and Angela Baseheart as Worsley. The evil ice is played by a White guy. That’s White privilege for you.

  72. anastasia says:

    Patriarchal men. Patriarchal is Christian, but even Christians today have turned their back on a patriarchal system. They did it by trying to turn the BVM into some kind of god, turning her into some kind of Jewish Shekhina. Judaism is Maternal. Patriarchal men are dinosaurs. Trump is a dinosaur, one of the reasons they hate him. Too patriarchal, or what they call in the vernacular too “macho”.

    • Replies: @Anon
  73. @Richard B

    Speaking of which, came a across a video of Live Aid not long ago.
    What an orgy of pathological altruism.

    How did that work out for all involved?

    The population of Ethiopia was about 39 million when the famine broke out and we all saw the pictures of starving kids.

    Population of Ethiopia now is 126 million, triple what it was then.

    But Bob Geldof ended up quite wealthy.

    • Thanks: Richard B
  74. @TheAntidoteToToxins

    There are still the Ranulph Fiennes and the Kenton Cools of this world.

    Fiennes’ book Where Soldiers Fear To Tread, about his service in Oman, is worth a read.

    • Agree: niceland
  75. @niceland

    There’s that Icelandic fisherman who swam for six hours in north Atlantic water at 5 degrees C and then walked barefoot on land in freezing temperature for another three hours to reach safety after his vessel capsized.,for%20help%20in%20freezing%20conditions.

    • Agree: niceland
    • Replies: @Charles Martel France
  76. What was the purpose of this expedition? No scientific value to it. They were just going to cross the continent.!! And, as the article admits, they never even got to antarctica. Another glorious british failure.

  77. Thirdtwin says:

    Years ago, our elementary school had Reading Day, where a parent would come in and read a children’s book for his or her child’s class. My father had found a book for children about the Shackelton expedition, and he had given it to my second-grade son, who asked me to read it on Reading Day, which I did. It was well-received by the students, but I could almost hear the teeth grinding behind the tight smiles of the teachers and moms who were present. I doubt I’d even get in the schoolhouse door with that book today.

  78. polaco says:

    An even bigger outrage is the existence of halal and kosher slaughterhouses in our western world. I like to pick up, and then toss a package of kielbasa on top of such meat on those segregated display shelves in the supermarket.

    That said, when meat animals are killed it’s a one time deal, while lab animals “get” to be tortured, often extensively before they’re “mercifully” disposed of. I would use dangerous, violent criminals for that, at least they deserve it, and thus could be put to use. Companies would buy them from county jails after sentencing (loss of human rights), so the police and court costs could be recovered.

    • Replies: @Liza
  79. Slav says:

    Exactly. Stunt of bored rich men. There were thousands of ordinary men fighting on glaciers on the Italian front in WW1 at the same time. Taking much bigger risk at similar harsh conditions.

  80. More negro-saxon mental masturbation that masterfully distract from the Jewish and Women Questions. With (((conservative anglo-saxon))) like jared taylor, the West has already secured a permanent place in the fiery afterlife! And I say good riddance to the despicable, sub-human jew-slave island monkey race!

  81. @White Men are Awesome

    Another octogenarian ready to bite the dust. The earthworms will soon be turning him into manure.

    In Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, a passerby watches a starving ronin trying to make a living chopping wood. But since he is a warrior, he does not know how to do this. The passerby then asks: “killed many?”. The ronin replies: “Yes, but you can never kill all of them”

    You averred: “I think this is the reason people of color and women hate the world”

    Actually No. People of color constitute 90% of the world’s population. It is you that hates the world. You and your ilk are the enemy of humanity.

    An examination of your statement indicates that you do not consider women to be “people of color”. Waydayago geniass.

    When Blacks randomly kill you, there is a reason behind it; They recognize you for what you really are – genocidal mass murderers.

    Sub-Saharan African with an IQ of 75 signing off.

    P.S. By the way, the Respected Talmud says that Mr. Jesus M. Christ was born from the vagina of a prostitute. Shove that up your up pipe and smoke it.

    • Troll: PUTINFAN
    • Replies: @CelestiaQuesta
    , @Anon
  82. ricpic says:

    I’ve never understood those who can only feel alive by pushing themselves to the edge of death. That’s not to say I don’t acknowledge the imperative. I wouldn’t call it common in men but neither is it uncommon. I guess something’s missing in me and just leave it at that.

  83. Anonymous[453] • Disclaimer says:

    What I always felt was supremely cruel and cold was the fact that Amundsen on his trip to the pole packed very little dog food – whenever a dog got down it was fed to the other dogs. Amundsen- if he figured correctly- arrived back home with just enough dogs to pull the remaining, lightened load.

    • Replies: @Dumbo
  84. @Kolya Krassotkin

    More “hidden figures” ya know!

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
  85. Liza says:

    I like to pick up, and then toss a package of kielbasa on top of such meat on those segregated display shelves in the supermarket.

    It makes my blood run cold when I walk past those shelves of religiously correct flesh. You know, you have given me an idea, now…

    I heard someone or other saying that to make meat halal, all they do is play a tape of some sort of religious music while torturing the animal to death.

    There is no justification for using animals for medical “research”. For one thing, just for starters, why cause pain to animals because humans are too fkg stupid to take care of themselves. Treatments of long ago were devised without tormenting animals. People tell me about all the “cures” that result from animal “research”. And I tell them that that does not prove that such “cures” could not have been obtained otherwise. It is so much easier, though, to grab a bunch of unwanted animals or deliberately breeding them for such use.

    Don’t know about you, but I will welcome Armageddon.

    • Replies: @polaco
  86. This amazing adventure reminded me of the time as a teenager, I hitchhiked down Western Ave. from Hollywood to San Pedro. I survived one of the greatest land crossings any white kid had ever attempted.
    I’m still waiting for my statue to commemorate this astounding achievement.

    BTW, a great read, thanks.

    • Replies: @loner feral cat
  87. Dumbo says:

    Amundsen’s expedition had 52 dogs at the beginning, returning with just 11 at the end.

    Yeah, the way dogs (and ponies) were treated in both expeditions was pretty much awful, even though they wouldn’t have survived without them. Actually, Scott’s expedition treated dogs better — Scott and his men died, but the dogs didn’t, as they had been returned to the base.

    • Thanks: Liza
  88. @Miro23

    Yes, the evaporation of the paraffin was known, but only Amundsen sealed the paraffin cans by soldering.
    hard to think that evaporation could happen at those temperatures, but Antarctic has zero humidity –too cold for water in the atmosphere.

  89. What is the point of this article? That we need more White men willing to face death? We have plenty of those. What we lack are White men willing to stand up to Jewish power.

    Shackleton was brave, no doubt. But why is he treated like the object of a business-school cult? “Have There Ever Been More Courageous Men”? In the annals of history there must be thousands and thousands of men at his level or greater.

    “English speaking”… who cares? Are the French the main opponents of Americans and Britons today? The Germans?

    As several commenters have pointed out, Shackleton was the victim of his own poor planning and arrogance. Roald Amundsen got to the South Pole first. The whole Shackleton Myth is just a cope for Anglos who are bitter about not beating the Norwegian. The Anglos have plenty of other things to be proud of. Why rob the Norwegians of one of their greatest achievements?

    • Agree: E_Perez
    • Replies: @HeebHunter
    , @Corpse Tooth
  90. @caeser's ghost

    I hope the nurses in the mental institution are treating you well.

    • LOL: Kolya Krassotkin
  91. Scipio says:

    To paraphrase Professor Ricardo Duchenne, the Shackleton team is an illustration of the Faustian soul of the European white man. The desire to explore, discover, create, and scribe ones name in history and achieve honor and glory. Also referred to as the aristocratic warrior Ethos of the European man.
    This has been destroyed over the last hundred years replaced by materialism, hyper individualism, immorality, feminism, lack of ethnic identity and a loss of spirituality. Readers of this website know which group is responsible for this decay.

    • Replies: @E_Perez
    , @E_Perez
  92. @Gregory Conte

    The entire article is the most convincing proof why the Sub-Human negro-saxon race deserves to be completely exterminated. Their delusion of grandeur, their satanism and their worship of the yids make every single one of them irredeeemable.

    The sooner they are extinct, the better off mankind will be.

    Payback for 1919, 1945 and countless other crimes against humanity. What a despicable race of insects.

  93. @caeser's ghost

    Global population is 8 billion, blacks are 1.2 billion and whites are also 1.2 billion, so you’re going to tell us that 6.8 billion non black peepooz will side with blacks when SHTF?

    I don’t thinks so Wakandian genius, you need to suck on mo Vibranium.

    Nigga Pleez, do tha maf and deduct anudda 10 IQ points off for bad behavior.

    Show sum respect fo yo white masters.

  94. @CelestiaQuesta

    LOL, that’s real funny CQ. Hollywood and San Pedro, each with its unique flavor of spooky.

    Used to hitchhike the Southern California freeway system as a kid. Usually alone, with a surfboard and backpack. Had some sketchy serial-killer type rides.

    But my old man, a very violent human animal, had raised me in his special cauldron of violence, and strangely, the freeway creeps somehow got the sense that this kid probably wasn’t going to go too willingly. And therefore, always let me be.

    Here’s one of those predator creeps who was prowling the SoCal freeways during that particular time period.


    • Thanks: CelestiaQuesta
  95. @Wizard of Oz

    Yes, it was very broadminded of Shackleton’s son to tolerate a reactionary old fart like you, Top Level.

  96. @Kolya Krassotkin

    Bigot!!! Shacks would definitely be trans-gender, non-binary, genitally fluid and depilated. As smooth as a baby’s bottom, as they say.

    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
  97. @Wizard of Oz

    Says Top Level, fiddling with his golden hoop earring, and adjusting his colourful head scarf.

  98. @IronForge

    Nonsense. Greenhouse levels of 1000 ppm are not harmful to humans.
    CO2 has followed temperature down for 60 million years. From 1500 ppm down to the 180-280 vacillation beginning with the ice-ages, commesurate with dropping nine degrees farenheit. Below 180 ppm ends photosnythesis and therefore life on earth. Raising CO2 levels is an unmitigated good, even though it does nothing to raise temperatures, unfortunately. Another myth. Is there anything our masters cannot get wrong?

    • Agree: PUTINFAN
    • Troll: IronForge
    • Replies: @GomezAdddams
    , @IronForge
  99. I know what you mean having grown up in tough neighborhoods, you learn quickly how to deal with violent blacks and sex predators, they constantly test you for weakness and venerability. Who knows, I may have been picked up by that creep hitchhiking, which I did a lot in the late sixties up to 72.

    I also think I had a guardian angel watching over me, I can’t believe how many times I escaped these demons.

  100. There are still lots of white men with courage to do wild and crazy things.
    Wing suits, mountain bikes, cliff diving, and etc.

    But we need more dare devils of truth-telling.

    The fact that there are far more people who’d rather risk smashing their skulls or breaking their necks than jeopardizing their reputations says something about human nature.

    • Replies: @Lemmy Tellyuh
  101. Yes… courageous men inded….

    who wouldnt even waste their time spitting on “men” of today

  102. Yes… courageous men inded….

    who wouldnt even waste their time spitting on white “men” of today

    • Replies: @Corpse Tooth
  103. @james wilson

    Consequently—the South Pole’s losing ice is not caused by air currents? Must therefore be Mother Nature and her out of control sons ( the techtonic lads) opening the cracks beneath the ice –and the molten core heat rising and cutting the thick ice –like a hot knife slicing frozen butter?

  104. @HammerJack

    Anthropomorphizing animals, particularly the canine, is yet another indicator of why the white man is doomed. The Shackletons are long dead and not to be replaced.

    • Agree: Rich
  105. E_Perez says:

    An excellent article!

    Mr. Taylor couldn’t demonstrate better the stupidity of the White tribes, in a pointless struggle competing for frostbites at the South Pole, while at the same time in sunny NY some (((bankers))) create the FED, controlling Whitey’s money system.
    And Mr. Shackleton – hardly back from the South Pole – rushes to make war for Israel (Balfour declaration).

    That is in a nutshell how we got where we are.

  106. @Joey The Jailbird

    They wouldn’t even recognize the pear-shaped wonders wandering the land with a hand computer, checking for updates on their corporate sports black body fixation. White men deserve their doom.

  107. The most courageous white guy.

  108. @Gregory Conte

    It is a fascinating tale of survival whilst faced with death on an hourly basis. The passage recalling Shackleton’s open sea voyage to hit that speck of an island in those waters is especially enthralling. The article does however leave one somewhat depressed about the state of the present day white man who enjoys hours of corporate sports (muscular black bodies) whilst curled up with his canine companion. Doom!

  109. IronForge says:
    @james wilson

    Sure… Your claiming what I stated was nonsense validates everything.

    I’ve posted on this for awhile; and used to post linked studies.

    School is in Session, Retard. I just did a quick text search; and came up with these…

    1000ppm Cognitive Impairments are ALREADY HAPPENING in some poorly ventilated rooms.

    Funny thing, is that the Last Article Linked reported of 750ppm measured in busy GBRitish Roads. Today – here and now. I need to run; but IIRC, Humans start getting adverse reactions around 700ppm after awhile.

    Improving YOUR Room’s Ventilation won’t “Fix Your Stupidity”; but I recommend that you refrain from participating in Discussion Threads that involves Scientific Knowledge and Applications.

    We’re in Uncharted Territory.

    Run along.

  110. Beb says:

    When Tom Crean ( pictured holding the four pups) retired from his naval adventures, he opened a little pub on the West coast of Ireland – the South Pole Inn. I had the pleasure of visiting it around a decade ago, when I toured the Emerald Isle. There is a bronze of him, just across the road from it, holding the dogs. Yes, these men were men! They spark pride in our gender.

  111. Amazing how people just accept this story.

    Everybody’s a crook, everybody’s a liar, and everything is a scam.

  112. Partic says:

    Men who could.
    Compared to their successors who can’t, They appear as giants.

  113. Truth says:

    Have There Ever Been More Courageous Men?


    Linh Dinh when he spent 2 years of his life trying to write for a WN site.

    • LOL: Liza
    • Replies: @GeneralRipper
  114. Anon[389] • Disclaimer says:

    Early Christians turned Mary, aka BVM, into a goddess figure to replace the Roman goddesses, when Constantine decided that everyone in Rome should become a Christian, except himself. Constantine only became a Christian when he made the first “deathbed confession”.

  115. E_Perez says:

    Readers of this website know which group is responsible for this decay.

    Yes, they do.

    But allow me to correct you:
    The “Faustian soul of the European white man” is not to achieve honor and glory competing with other white tribes to be the first crossing ice deserts where there is nothing to discover than frozen feet.

    The “Faustian soul of the European white man” is pushing the frontiers of scientific and technological knowledge.

    Shackleton and his men have admirable characteristics, but “courage” is not a value in itself, as Mr. Taylor seems to claim. Jumping out of an airplane at 30 000 feet needs courage.

    A dangerous expedition to save people is heroic – a dangerous expedition to cross the Antarctic for the glory of the queen is infantile chauvinism.

    • Agree: Liza
  116. I believe this Author missed a bet by not including the purported Shackleton advertisement – never mind that it was probably a fake one created later.

    Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success.

    My point is that the expedition was manned by near Astronaut-level supermen and heroes.

    The group was dominated by Englishmen, but there were four men each from Scotland and Ireland, and one each from Wales, Australia, New Zealand, and even the United States – all English-speaking white men.

    English-speaking White Men were God’s gift to humanity, and didn’t need to sniff around and see if Savages had already solved the technology problem of living in extreme cold.

    When I used the word “heroes” I was imitating the author’s term on page five of the above link. The White Men had a custom-made ship, tons of supplies, and the best clothing they could imagine. Unfortunately their imagination wasn’t enough, and they suffered dreadfully in their woefully inadequate clothing.

    But they were all strong and dedicated and … Heroic. Because of their sturdy mental and physical conditions, all survived. Eskimos could have told them how to address the issue of perspiration turning their clothing into massive/miserable chunks of ice.

    But few Eskimoes were English-speaking, and I doubt if any were defined as “White”.

  117. E_Perez says:

    the Shackleton team is an illustration of the Faustian soul of the European white man

    This is an insult to Faust.

    Faust would never had made a deal with Mephisto to cross the Antarctic on a route different to previous explorers. And stupidities like

    The men had tied the Union Jack to its highest point, so she would be flying her colors as she went down.

    are so far from anything Faustian, that I bet, you never read the original Goethe drama.

  118. AndrewR says:
    @Bill H.

    In retrospect it seems like such a waste. Yes they all survived (except the poor dogs) but their ordeal was hell on earth, and for what? For the failed possibility that they would be the first people to cross Antarctica? I realize airplanes were still rather primitive at the time and certainly couldn’t have made the trek across Antarctica, but it would hardly have been crazy at the time to think that, at some point in the future, airplanes would indeed be able to travel that far.

    Regardless, the risks of this trek were obvious, and the value of a successful trek seems to be vastly outweighed by the risks. So as to the title of this post, discretion is the better part of valor. These men were more foolish than anything else.

    • Agree: Liza
  119. polaco says:

    I heard someone or other saying that to make meat halal, all they do is play a tape of some sort of religious music while torturing the animal to death.

    Didn’t know about the music or chanting. The main thing is, for Jews and Mahometans, the hapless beast must be conscious- fully awake, while its throat is slit or the head cut off. In contrast, the civilized White men prefer to have them out cold, so a captive bolt (stun) gun is used first.

    I too find myself having the final lines of this song’s chorus play in my head sometimes, but I’d never be wishing it upon a white and pleasant, seaside town.

    • Thanks: Liza
  120. Anonymous[381] • Disclaimer says:

    It was the same sort of defect that caused Rudyard Kipling’s son, John Kipling, to be sacrificed at the altar of British Palestine. These “men” were failures who slaughtered useful animals and ended up dying themselves in the war, making the deaths of those animals not only meaningless but carrying a special evil, as their deaths allowed the men to perpetuate their crimes against others.

    I have no doubt in my mind that if these men were alive today they would be on the frontlines demanding that others submit to the vax and throw away their lives fighting a foreign war in Russia.

    Glorifying evil, traitorous White men like the scum in this article is exactly what the Jews want you to do. Don’t fall for it.

    • Replies: @HeebHunter
    , @anon
  121. @mulga mumblebrain

    Bigot!!! Shacks would definitely be trans-gender, non-binary, genitally fluid and depilated. As smooth as a baby’s bottom, as they say.

    Bwahaha. If that were really the case, the expedition would have, (to quote Styx Hexenhammer666), “fallen apart faster than a homemade pocket pussy.”

  122. @Anonymous

    “But how can we call them chinks/niggers/vatniks then! Plz don’t make us face the reality that we were descended from the excrement of Europe and the (((country))) built by our genetic-excrement ancestors, the rejects of Europe, which has always been a jewish experiment! Nooooo! I must admit then I’m just another negro-saxon hick, discharged from the maternity ward with a cut dick since birth!!!!!!”


  123. Richard B says:
    @USA Invades Israel

    As men of courage and realism, I suspect any one of them would flatly be able to state that jews do not consider themselves to be white and that organized jewry is generally hostile to the inhabitants of their host nations, especially white nations.

    This is to confuse physical courage with cultural courage.

    And what was needed in WWI and II was cultural courage. There was plenty of physical courage in both wars. But in both wars the men of physical courage were, for the most part, utterly clueless to the fact that they were fighting on behalf of a well-hidden and extremely hostile elite.

    Meanwhile, those with cultural courage, from Charles Lindberg, Ezra Pound, Douglas Reed, and others, were either shunned by many of those with plenty of physical courage (a courage that would eventually bury their descendants future), or destroyed by the aforementioned hostile elite.

    From the JT’s article:

    I’m going to tell you what may be the most heroic story of courage and endurance in history.

    It is very common for liberals and conservatives, the Right and Left, etc. to use history for the purpose of extracting moral plums that are simply imposed on a contemporary situation.

    The problem with this is that it’s hardly useful and certainly never enough for understanding the contemporary situation, the people involved, the problems they are facing and the tools they need to, not only adapt to the situation, but make it adapt to them (and both are always necessary in any situation). A clue to what is involved can be found in Jared’s use of the word endurance.

    As long as we’re on the subject of history, one writer from the American past in general, and of the South in particular, was William Faulkner. One of the ways he used his literary genius was to direct attention in his work to the difference between endurance and prevelance (from the Latin praevalere, to prevail), or, to endure, or to prevail.

    All of his characters, without exception, who chose endurance over the need to prevail, were either fanatics, or platitudinously traditional, and therefore helpless, powerless to stop the fanatics in their lives (which in the case of Faulkner’s work meant family members). Think that was a coincidence?

    To endure is to walk tall on the wrong road, the road that leads to helplessness, to giving up, to death. To prevail is to stumble on the right road, the road to overcoming the difficulties of today by transcending the necessary limits of the past. In short, the road to life, at least for a time. But then, that’s what’s meant by the word prevail.

    The struggle is endless, and only ends for those who cling to some illusionary idealism in the form of a final answer, whether religious or political. Or, as Faulkner has the character Nancy say in his masterful Requiem for a Nun, “Believe.” It’s interesting that critics have either ignored, or even sneered at Temple’s sensible and desperate reply. “Believe what, Nancy” To which Nancy simply repeats, “Believe.”

    From this perspective, I’m afraid that what Jared, a firm believer in endurance has offered in this article is a moral plum gone bad. One that can in no way helps us in the present, exactly because it’s stuck in an idealized past.

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  124. @Truth

    Linh Dinh and his Viet American cousins most definitely want to cohabitate with

    • Replies: @HeebHunter
  125. @GeneralRipper

    Oh hey there, general assrip! Haven’t seen you in a while! It is now the March of 2023, and the Jewnited Snake is complete in the toilet! How is my racially ambiguous little buddy doing? Still proud of the red white and blue? Haha, lol.

    You and and the “mensa” fake, you were so funny. What do you think about everything old Heeby here has said about your shithole country becoming true? Haha.

    Payback for 1945.

    And yes, “viet-americans” are like chinese-americans, jewish-americans, african-americans,”huwhite”-americans, x-americans, etc. All excrement of mankind. The hurdled masses. The wretched refuses. All espousing liberalism while somehow never letting go of their ethnic connection. A fitting end for a jewish country.

    • LOL: Truth
    • Replies: @GeneralRipper
  126. @Priss Factor

    Jeffrey Sachs: “The war in Ukraine is about NATO enlargement.”

    Why believe anything Jeffykins eructs? Sachs-the-Nose sacked Russia with fellow Tribalists when the USSR fell apart. His whole shtick is to rip-off goyim to benefit smallhatz.

    His fellow Mosaics also killed millions of white Christians during the Russian Revolution…including the Romanov family.

    Juden are now destroying Ukraine to avenge the Pale of Settlement…where, for eons, czars corralled christkillers who refused to play nice with others.

  127. martin_2 says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Son was a Labour politician before I met him,which didn’t prevent friendship.

    The British Labour Party of the 1960s and 1970s was nothing at all like the Labour Party of today.

  128. Anon[154] • Disclaimer says:
    @caeser's ghost

    Dear “Sub-Saharan African with an IQ of 75 signing off”,

    Regards “People of color constitute 90% of the world’s population” …

    I deduce you refer to the people with brown skin, brown eyes, brown-black hair … of a small limited range of color.

    Meanwhile the ~10% of “white” people consist of a relative rainbow of colours:
    Eyes: blue, green, hazel, brown.
    Hair: a mix of golden blondes, reds, browns and black.
    Skin: shades of cream, pink and brown.

    The so-called “white” people are far more colourful than the “people of color”.

    I have spots of skin, freckles, that are black, are far darker than most so-called “black” people.

    Imho “people of color” is a ridiculous propaganda term to refer to brown.
    Everyone with some functioning brains cells ought to stop using it.
    That’s if they want anyone else to credit them with some intelligence.

    PS – Regards your hostility towards Europeans, why are using our technology? The internet, computers, electricity etc. You are guilty of cultural appropriation. Please stop it. Your own people have a rich heritage of sticks, stones and mud huts. Embrace that.

  129. @Folkvangr

    Humboldt made a tremendous number of observational mistakes. Read Edward Whymper’s “Travels among the great Andes of the equator” to see.

  130. @HammerJack

    the horses were eaten on a prior expedition.

  131. Jiminy says:

    I read of these exploits and think how lucky we are that tv, computers and video games were invented. People don’t even bushwalk without an Epirb these days to save their arses should they get into trouble. Whether they were brave or mad, or both, you certainly have to take your hat off to them. And the sad thing is that in today’s woke society, this sort of history is being hidden or twisted on a daily basis.

  132. anon[259] • Disclaimer says:

    I always hated my father (flat-footed draft-ineligible) for reading Rudyard Kipling to me. I didn’t know about John Kipling but doesn’t surprise me. The first Bible story I remember him reading was the story about Abraham sacrificing Isaac. I keep him in the corner of his own basement now. That’s how Big Brother came to power – the parents were totally out of control.

  133. anon[259] • Disclaimer says:
    @Richard B

    I have a cousin who served in a frontline British regiment from 1914-1920 including the first use of tanks at the battle of the Somme. As he was Jewish on both sides I would say some Jews did not lack physical courage. I am not familiar enough with British history to know why such a regiment was deployed to Ireland after the war and what if anything happened there in 1919-1920. Similarly there were quite a few Jews (or at least mischlings, for example corporal Hitler) who were spared the worst due to their military records in the Great War.

  134. Anon[692] • Disclaimer says:

    When Tom Crean was demobbed, he returned to Kerry and opened a pub in Annscaul, the South Pole Inn. I had the pleasure of downing a pint there some years ago.

  135. @HeebHunter

    Germans listen to Rap and hate their own great nation.

    Americans are still armed and hate niggers and Jews.

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