“Rob took a fall into the crevasse along with his sled. He was lucky not be hurt in the fall and then followed all the normal procedures of locking himself to the ice face.” –Antarctic Quest 21
Sometimes you zig when you shoulda zagged in the most pedestrian circumstances and end up in the hospital, other times fall 70 feet down an Antarctic crevasse and only slightly injure your arm. Such was the case for this dude Rob while’ participating in the Expedition Antarctic Quest 21, which seeks to keep with the values of the British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and the golden age of Antarctic exploration by traveling by ski and pulks into the untrodden regions of the Antarctic Peninsula in order to undertake essential science and exploration activities (MORE INFO HERE). If you’re interested in a good book, do yourself a favor and buy Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage.
In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. In January 1915, after battling its way through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day’s sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men. When their ship was finally crushed between two ice floes, they attempted a near-impossible journey over 850 miles of the South Atlantic’s heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization