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Greatest Adventure Story of All Time: Shackleton's Expedition to Antarctica

August 18, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

- FREE

Often calledAnnie Aggens headshot the “Greatest Adventure Story of All Time,” Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition almost ended in disaster.  The expedition ship, Endurance, was crushed in the Antarctic pack ice and sank, leaving 28 men stranded on an ice floe.  Against overwhelming odds Shackleton’s bold rescue mission landed him on South Georgia Island, one of the most remote and wild places on the planet.  With no maps, no equipment, little food, and the burden of 25 lives on the line, Shackleton set off to cross the mountainous island to a whaling station on the other side.

Join PolarExplorers director Annie Aggens for a presentation about Shackleton’s 1914-1917 expedition and what you can expect to experience on a modern day traverse of the island that is commonly referred to as “Antarctica in a nutshell.”

Please note that this Travelogue presentation will be held in the Pedway room at the Cultural Center, not in the Renaissance Court. The Pedway is located on the lower level of the Cultural Center. Attendees can access the room via an elevator on the Randolph side entrance; the room is located on the immediate right upon exiting the elevator.

Details

Date:
August 18, 2015
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Category:

Organizer

Geographic Society of Chicago

Venue

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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Phone:
(312) 744-4550
Website:
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenter.html/

Details

Date:
August 18, 2015
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Category:

Organizer

Geographic Society of Chicago

Venue

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(312) 744-4550
Website:
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenter.html/