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By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 08:25, 12 August 2013 | UPDATED: 10:51, 12 August 2013
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Their extraordinary bravery has made them legends . But one woman claims that the real force behind the daring voyages of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Captain Robert Falcon Scott were their wives. Kari Herbert, daughter of Polar explorer Sir Wally Herbert, believes that it was only down to the urging of the explorers wives - plus their desire to impress them - that spurred on Britain's most greatest South Pole explorers.
has written a book about the women usually overlooked in the lives of Shackleton and Scott. she claims. the voyagers would never have had the confidence to pursue their pioneering plans. . who is no stranger to an explorer's life.Captain Robert Falcon Scott relied on the strength and encouragem ent of his w ife Kathleen to continue his explorations The 42-year-old. But without them.
ponies and dogs. with mechanical sledges. defending. adventurer Marie Herbert. Jo Peary. She follows these faithful women not only to the polar wastelands but through war torn Macedonia and the Australian outback. The two explorers' daring exploits are famous around the world . She told the Edinburgh International Book Festival: 'I was hearing the voices of these women who had never been heard before.but it is their final voyages that proved just how brave and determined they were. The women written about are gifted sculptor Kathleen Scott (wife of Captain Robert Falcon Scott). and Kari's own mother. spirited poet Eleanor Anne Franklin.' the Daily Telegraph reported. She writes about the essential role the women played in supporting. eccentric traveller Jane Franklin.Kari Herbert has penned a book about the vital role explorers' w ives have played It was down to their support and encouragement . talented and determined Emily Shackleton (wife of Sir Ernest Shackleton). Ms Herbert says.that was the backbone of their fortitude to continue exploring. . Herbert has penned Polar Wives. and even financing their husbands' expeditions.combined with Sir Ernest's desire to impress his future wife Emily Dorman and ask for her hand in marriage . the first white woman to travel and give birth in the High Arctic. Captain Scott set off on his expedition to reach the South Pole from Wales in June 1910. bringing together the compelling stories of seven adventurous women. publicizing. Norwegian singer Eva Nansen.
and his team of Dr Edward Wilson. only five remained: Captain Robert Falcon Scott. planning to cross Antarctica via the South Pole. Taking five crew members. Lieutenant Henry Bowers and Petty Officer Edgar Evans. Early in 1915. Herbert claim s But they were beaten to the South Pole by Norwegian Roald Amundsen. In 1914. By January 1912.300 km of ocean to reach South Georgia. and began to make a return journey. eventually reaching Elephant Island. 'Endurance' became trapped in the ice and after it sank ten months later they set off in three small boats. 43. . Shackleton spent 16 days crossing 1. But it went tragically wrong and all five perished from either starvation or exposure by March 29 1912.Ernest Shackleton w on the hand of his w ife Em ily after he proved how brave he could be as an explorer. experienced explorer Shackleton made his third trip to the Antarctic with the ship 'Endurance'. finding help who would rescue the crew in August 1916. Captain Laurence Oates.
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. manchester. ~~~~~~~~~~But do the PUBLIC????? . ~~~~~~~~~~He chose Evans and Oates above him. So what is your point? . both of whom were unfit physically and mentally.onewhoknows. Warmer than the pole .and they were probably just avoiding doing the decorating anyway.~~~~~~~~~another bad choice. 12/8/2013 13:23 ## The classic reply to your question is (but apologies if you've heard it already) "Because they are there. Newmarket. manchester ------------------. 12/8/2013 17:01 Click to rate Report abuse Inspired them? They did it to get away from them! . .Rose. Townsville. pure selfishness. exhibiting extraordinary bravery and heroism with each. I suppose.Mark R. I think. No iPhones in those days. . Newmarket 12/8/2013 13 : 46 ~~~~~~~~Scott's biased decision to omit Crean from the final selected team intending to reach the pole cost him dearly.~~~~~~~~~ .. Queensland. that the name of THOMAS CREAN is once again omitted from the list of crewmembers~~~~~~~~He accompanied both Scott and Shackleton on their expeditions.Report abuse My wife urges me me to go further south almost everyday.b ward. United Kingdom. Newcastle.. United Kingdom. 12/8/2013 17:01 Click to rate Report abuse Great achievements no doubt and often at terrible cost but why anyone would want to go to the South (or the North) Pole is something I cannot understand. zenda. COVENTRY. 12/8/2013 14:22 Click to rate Report abuse have no time for men who risk life and limb when they have a family. 12/8/2013 14:17 Click to rate Report abuse Shakleton has always been a great British hero whose amazing feat of returning for his crew was overshadowed by World War One.Hotspur. newport. which is why he wasn't mentioned. Thomas Crean didn't. United Kingdom. but repeated coincident.onewhoknows .Martin. Geneva.~~~~~~~~~Intuitively I KNOW the reason. I would say. 12/8/2013 17:49 Click to rate Report abuse Martin. What a patient woman his wife must have been. Austria. . 12/8/2013 13:52 Click to rate Report abuse Strange.The only crew members mentioned are those who went to the pole with Scott and died there with him.schnurrli..Kevin." . but a premeditated one. 12/8/2013 13:51 Click to rate Rating 6 Rating 14 Rating 13 Rating 4 Rating 3 Rating 1 Rating (0) .
getting iced up for months .George. United Kingdom. 12/8/2013 9:49 Like Eva Braun and Rosemary West you mean? Or is it only the the good ones you feminists claim? .schnurrli. Austria.onewhoknows. In the real world. exhibiting extraordinary bravery and heroism with each. zenda.schnurrli.~~~~~~~~~Intuitively I KNOW the reason. zenda.E J Murray.why do we celebrate our worst calamities and our most hopeless twerps? gerryO. Cambridge.McCormack . but repeated coincident. Norfolk. . United Kingdom. United Kingdom. Trying to reach the South Pole with ponies. manchester. portrush. 12/8/2013 11:52 Click to rate Report abuse Why are these two prize prats regarded as heroes? Everything they did turned to disaster. United Kingdom.why do we celebrate our worst calamities and our most hopeless twerps? . 12/8/2013 13:46 Click to rate Report abuse Great achievements no doubt and often at terrible cost but why anyone would want to go to the South (or the North) Pole is something I cannot understand. 12/8/2013 12:20 Click to rate Report abuse Why are these two prize prats regarded as heroes? Everything they did turned to disaster. getting iced up for months . 12/8/2013 11:48 ---------------------. . twice :) . 12/8/2013 12:23 Click to rate Report abuse Great achievements no doubt and often at terrible cost but why anyone would want to go to the South (or the North) Pole is something I cannot understand. so you've shot yourself in the foot. ~~~~~~~~~~But do the PUBLIC????? . Purbrook _______ I hardly think that either woman's other half would be referred to as "great man". 12/8/2013 12:04 Click to rate Report abuse Strange. Durham. i owe everything to her and her support. 12/8/2013 11:52 Click to rate Report abuse @ Behind every great man there's a good woman . Austria. that the name of THOMAS CREAN is once again omitted from the list of crewmembers~~~~~~~~He accompanied both Scott and Shackleton on their expeditions. Cambridge.Johnny Norfolk.Report abuse Behind every great man there is often a better woman.I would defy anyone to read what Shackleton actually did and still make such an idiotic comment as the one above.bille1319. 12/8/2013 11:48 Rating 9 Rating 1 Rating 34 Rating 5 Rating 5 Rating 5 . Trying to reach the South Pole with ponies. I have had a moderate success of my life that I never would have achieved without my dear wife. .gerryO. . United Kingdom.
Click to rate Report abuse Rating 15 i wanted to read this but 'most greatest' put me right off.. 12/8/2013 11:02 Click to rate Report abuse Really getting sick of the bad grammar DM .shivs. . God bless them all. 12/8/2013 9:49 Like Eva Braun and Rosemary West you mean? Or is it only the the good ones you feminists claim? . Vancouver.Graham. (null) ..honi soit que mal y pense. United Kingdom. 12/8/2013 9:49 Click to rate Report abuse Perhaps they just wanted to get away from the nagging? . edinburgh.McCormack.Rollingthunder. In the modern world they are encouraged to get their handicap down. . In the real world. portrush. Any sensible woman would encourage them to go and explore the pointless icy wastes. . 12/8/2013 11:23 Click to rate Report abuse @ Behind every great man there's a good woman ."most greatest" ? You hire 12 year olds? . edinburgh.shivs. 12/8/2013 11:01 Click to rate Report abuse Behind every great man there's a good woman. . Hong Kong.. Yawn.bille1319. Avalon. 12/8/2013 8:59 Rating 16 Rating 4 Rating 18 Rating 5 Rating 2 Rating 21 Rating 19 . 12/8/2013 9:26 Click to rate Report abuse It must have been difficult married to either of those two.bille1319. Purbrook.and me. Hong Kong.. ... portrush.Ruadon. Milton Keynes.. 12/8/2013 11:20 Click to rate Report abuse Yes it was all down to the women.. .. 12/8/2013 11:43 Click to rate Report abuse i wanted to read this but 'most greatest' put me right off..E J Murray.
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