Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ Expedition, February 27, 1916: First sight of land in the distance.

–from the diary of Thomas Orde Lees—

“Captain Worsley and Hudson went out to the sloping berg. He sees Mt Haddington. We don’t. Over 100 bergs can be discerned with binoculars. Captain Worsley claims to have counted 160 and he is not far in excess. The pack once more looks like one solid glistening white unbroken plain of ice. It seems impossible that it can ever open again and let us escape from its grip this year, yet it may any day, and will.”

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