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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

Vocate’s Wall of Fame: Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

This article is part of our series Vocate’s Wall of Fame. Each person described in the series is someone who has inspired the Vocate team and who we believe represents what “unlocking human potential” means. Quite literally, the Wall of Fame exists in our office (printed out images framed on the wall) and every week we vote in a new honoree.

Shackleton was a fearless explorer who led groups of men throughout the Antarctic. He championed the farthest southern latitude traveled in Pole exploration and was knighted for his accomplishment. Eager to set new historic records, Shackleton attempted to cross the Atlantic, traveling from one pole to another via the ocean. Along the journey, his men found themselves in grave dangers, such as ice entrapment. Shackleton, a brilliant leader, rescued them, secured their safety and guided them onwards, leaving no man behind.

Sir Ernest Shackleton bravely set historic records on his exhibitions to discover much of Arctic and both poles. He displayed great leadership when his crew was faced with perilous crises, which saved the lives of all of his crew members. He certainly deserved the respect and reverence he commanded from others. We admire him for his ambition, determination and courage.

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Emma White

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