Ernest Shackleton’s Aurora Australis sold for £122,500

Auction Results Wednesday (September 30th) Sotheby’s, London. Rare travel books relating to the polar explorers. Described as “the first book printe(...)

Sir Ernest Shackleton’s South Pole expedition team: Left to right – Frank Wild, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Eric Marshall and Jameson Boyd-Adams. Photograph: Shackleton Foundation/PA

The cabin in which Irish adventurer Ernest Shackleton died of a heart attack in the Antarctic Ocean in early 1922 has been shipped to Ireland as a lo(...)

The James Caird is a small, open boat, just 23ft-long, in which six men sailed, in the winter of 1916, from Elephant Island, south of Cape Horn, to So(...)

‘Penguins listening to the gramophone during the summer’

A 100 years ago, in 1915, the third British Expedition to the Antarctic ended when the ship Endurance had to be abandoned by Sir Ernest Shackleton and(...)

Taking a loop from Argentina to the Falklands, South Georgia, Elephant Island, the Weddell Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula, you will see a huge area of wilderness and wildlife. Photograph: Thinkstock

We are three men starting to plan a trip to the Antarctic, at the end of 2015, beginning of 2016, and would appreciate your guidance. Ideally it would(...)

There’s a literary feast awaiting the country in the coming week, with three festivals taking place. We’ve rounded up some places to fill your bell(...)

 Sir Ernest Shackleton: objective shifted from adventure and personal glory to guaranteeing a safe return home for himself and his crew.  Photograph: Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge.

Harvard Business School professor Nancy Koehn uses the story of Irish-born polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s failed expedition to cross Antarctica to(...)

Ernest Shackleton in 1915, from Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer by Michael Smith, published by the Collins Press.

The pallid twilight of daybreak hung over the still waters of King Edward Cove in the early hours of January 5th, 1922. So begins Michael Smith’s acco(...)

Explorer Ernest Shackleton seen in Antarctica in 1909. He made three expeditions to the Antarctic, but is best known for the ‘Endurance’ expedition of 1914-1916 when the ship became trapped in the ice and Shackleton and five colleagues made an epic journey to South Georgia to seek rescue. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland should “reclaim Ernest Shackleton as an Irish hero” by erecting a monument to him in the country of his birth, according the author of a new b(...)

Keeping spirits up: a Saturday evening toast on board the Endurance, during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917. Photograph: Frank Hurley/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge/Getty Images

Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton received 2,000 applications for 28 spaces on his ship after composing an advertisement that wouldn’t be out of pl(...)