Shackelton’s Advertisement

The following advertisement was placed in a London newspaper:

“Men wanted for hazardous journey, small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.”

The advertisement was signed by Sir Ernest Shackelton, Antartic explorer. Thousands responded instantly to the call. They were available and read to sacrifice all for the elation of adventure and uncertain honor.