December 5, 1914 marks the day 28 men boarded the Endurance in South Georgia Island and sailed on an adventurous voyage to cross Antarctica. Two days later, they encountered ice, and for grueling months to follow, Shackleton and his men faced hunger, torrential snowstorms, enormous icebergs, dark days, and below-freezing temperatures. But they kept themselves alive with the hope that they would one day reach land again. All told, Shackleton and his crew survived nearly two years of freezing weather, danger, and hunger. This vivid account of Sir Ernest Shackleton's harrowing attempt to cross Antarctica is illustrated with actual photographs of the explorer and dramatic illustrations of his expedition.