When Ernest Shackleton was young he was a big reader with an active mind.
His father wanted him to be a doctor but he had other plans.
cough cough HELP!!!!!
He wanted to join the Merchant Navy.
R.I.P Ernest Shackleton
By the time he was 18 he was promoted first mate and joined the Geographical Society and took a trip on a ship called Nimrod.
Shackleton went on another expedition in 1914 which was know as Shackleton's greatest success but it was really the opposite they had to abandon ship became trapped on ice and became sick luckily they were rescued.
Sadly the he laid to rest in Gyrtviken, South Georgia and now he is still called a influential and inspirational person.