Lets go back to the 20th century where the one of the most inspirational explorers lived and his name was Ernest Shackleton.
Shackleton's farther wanted him to follow in his footsteps and become a doctor but Shackleton had other idear's. At the age of sixteen Shackleton Joined the merchant navy and two years later was quickly premoted to first mate.
Shackleton's best friend, Robert Scott and also his first mate went on their first exploration in 1901 but in 1914 Shackleton's ship became stuck in the ice of Antarctica.
Him and his crew were forced to halt the expedition due to harsh weather. they made it further to the south that anyone that day but he was trapped for more than 6 months in the ice.