Introducing Deadly Misadventures - A Chilling Expedition

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For many explorers, it was a race to see which expedition would be the first to chart and reach the Earth’s Magnetic South Pole. A conquest finally accomplished by the Nimrod Expedition in 1909. A member of that team, 26-year-old Sir Douglas Mawson also held that honor and place in history. A few short years later Mawson would lead his own expedition team back to that icy coastline, hoping to conduct scientific research and chart new areas.

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Writing and Research:

Stephanie Moore

SOURCES:

Alone on the Ice

https://www.amazon.com/Alone-Ice-Greatest-Survival-Exploration/dp/0393347788/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=douglas+mawson&qid=1575514242&sr=8-2

Flaws in the Ice

https://www.amazon.com/Flaws-Ice-Search-Douglas-Mawson-ebook/dp/B00PV650D0/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=douglas+mawson&qid=1575514288&sr=8-3

In Search of the South Pole - Huw Lewis-Jones

https://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/business/leadership-lessons-from-the-shackleton-expedition.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crevasse

http://www.antarctica.gov.au/about-antarctica/history/people/douglas-mawson

http://www.antarctica.gov.au/about-antarctica/history/people/douglas-mawson

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-25682462

https://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/History/Douglas-Mawson.php

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-most-terrible-polar-exploration-ever-douglas-mawsons-antarctic-journey-82192685/

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