Much has been written about my grandfather Ernest Shackleton and his expeditions; but the story of the two Scouts he took on his final expedition ‘Quest’ is less well known.
This excellent book aims to address this in a timely manner, for Shackleton’s death in 1922 during ‘Quest’ marks the end of the ‘Heroic Age’ of Antarctic Exploration. The aims of the inspirational author Alan Noake, Assistant County Commissioner, Global Projects (Kent Scouts) are threefold: to recount the story, and showing great vision, to create the ReQuest2021 expedition to Antarctica, and to help finance it by the sale of this book. I feel my grandfather would have been pleased!
The Honourable Alexandra Shackleton (Shackleton’s Granddaughter)