34. Man’s Best Antarctic Friends
Failure is part of being an explorer in the history of exploration. No one knows it better than Ernest Shackleton and his team of 27 brave men in 1914. Their objective was an Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition to be the first one to cross Antarctica. But nothing went according to plan, and their ship was hit by ice which made them stranded in the middle of nowhere. So for 17 months, they survived in some of the harshest weather with their faithful companions, the dogs that were going to transport them around. Thankfully, their photographer was there with his equipment unscathed to show everyone how hard they had failed.