Shackleton: the inspiration for Mawson's Antarctic Expedition
by Anna Lucas
Sir Ernest Shackleton, a key player in Antarctic exploration, inspired many men who travelled with him. This essay explores Shackleton's contribution to the launching of Douglas Mawson's first expedition, and how he continues to inspire through his books and others’ interpretations. Inspired adventurers push boundaries to extreme limits of physical, mental and emotional endurance, as he did.