The White Darkness: A Journey Across Antarctica | The New Yorker


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A profile and detailed description of British soldier, Antarctic expeditioner, and Shackleton acolyte Henry Worsley and his attempt to cross Antarctica by himself.
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via Pocket - The White Darkness - Added February 06, 2018 at 02:04PM The man felt like a speck in the frozen nothingness. Every direction he turned, he could see ice stretching to the edge of the Earth: white ice and blue ice, glacial-ice tongues and ice wedges. There were no living creatures in sight. Not a bear or even a bird. Nothing but him.
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Good stuff. Guy reaches South Pole and crosses Antartica solo. Admirer of Shackleton.
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A solitary journey across Antarctica.
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David Grann writes about Henry Worsley’s solitary trek, which became a singular of character.
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To prevent unrest, Shackleton kept three of the most troublesome characters in his own tent. Nevertheless, one day at the end of December, the ship’s carpenter, who was in another tent, began to revolt, insisting that, with the Endurance lost, the crew was no longer bound to obey its commander. Shackleton summoned the other members of the party, who professed their loyalty to him, and, after the carpenter was left to contemplate the prospect of his survival alone, the mutiny ended.
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Henry Worsley, a modern-day Shackleton.

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After Scott discovered a Norwegian flag planted at the Pole, he wrote in his diary, “Great God! This is an awful place.” On the return journey, he and his four men, including Edward Wilson, ran out of food. “We shall die like gentlemen,” Scott scribbled in his diary, before they all perished.

Only a dozen people—the same number that have walked on the moon—had trekked the length of the glacier. Worsley referred to it as his “nemesis.”

After two more days, the storm relented. The men unzipped the tent and began hacking through a wall of ice about five feet tall and four feet thick. They dug for more than an hour, until they emerged into the blinding light, like escaped prisoners. They packed and pressed on, trying to make up time.
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The man, whose name was Henry Worsley, consulted a G.P.S. device to determine precisely where he was. According to his coördinates, he was on the Titan Dome, an ice formation near the South Pole that rises more than ten thousand feet above sea level. Sixty-two days earlier, on November 13, 2015, he’d set out from the coast of Antarctica, hoping to achieve what his hero, Ernest Shackleton, had failed to do a century earlier: to trek on foot from one side of the continent to the other. The journey, which would pass through the South Pole, was more than a thousand miles, and would traverse what is arguably the most brutal environment in the world. And, whereas Shackleton had been part of a large expedition, Worsley, who was fifty-five, was crossing alone and unsupported: no food caches had been deposited along the route to help him forestall starvation, and he had to haul all his provisions on a sled, without the assistance of dogs or a sail. Nobody had attempted this feat before.
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