A British contemporary of Ernest Shackleton wrote, "Courage or ambition may take you to the Antarctic, but it won't take you far inside without being found out; it's courage, and unselfishness, and good temper, and helping one another, and willingness to put in every ounce you have." [Mortimer, Gavin, 1999. Shackleton and the Antarctic Explorers: the men who battled to reach the South Pole, Carlton Books.]

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