Planning to explore the Arctic, finding it difficult to raise funds and was informed that Americans’ explorers, Frederick Cook and Robert Peary claimed to each the North Pole, he aimed his target south. Leaving Oslo on June 3, 1910 and bounding for South Pole, he reached the eastern edge of Antarctica, Ross Ice Shelf (known as “The Great Ice Barrier” in the past) nearly six month later. Establishing a base camp there, he used skis and dog sleds as transportation and creating supply depots during his journey to South Pole. The first attempt ended in failure because of harsh winter conditions and his team member ending up in quarrel against each other. In his second attempt, he took 4 members and left the camp, consisting of 4 sled and 52 dogs.
“Sir Ernest Shackleton has spent four months and no one knows how many thousands of dollars to save the lives of twenty-two men left stranded in the everlasting ice of the Antarctic, the news of his triumph flashes round the world as the news of great victory. It is not that the lives of twenty-two men “down under” are worth any more than the lives of twenty-two men in France. It is the indomitable spirit and the unswerving fidelity of the leader that impress the world and the world applauds” (SHACKLETON). This man, Sir Ernest Shackleton, received the upmost respect for saving his crew of twenty-two men. However, he failed at his main mission, crossing the South Pole, and ran for help.
The Nagano only featured halfpipe and giant slalom, but still caused a major shift within the Olympics. This would open many opportunities for the people we know today for their famous snowboarding wins. The very first olympic gold medal for snowboarding went to Canada’s Ross Rebagliati. Kelly Clark, only 18 at the time won the first gold medal for the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, UT. Here’s a quote of how she felt afterwards, "I remember the first words that I said to my dad in the stands after I won in Salt Lake City," Clark said.
Also many sources of fresh water were locked behind those ice sheets. The most recent ice age was about 10,000 years ago. Those ice sheets covered Antarctica, most of Europe, North America, South America, and parts of Asia. Humans still existed in this period of time. They proved their existence through their drawings on caves.
You Are Your Most Valuable Asset Gary Paulsen’s survival novel, Hatchet, tells the story of Brian Robeson, a thirteen-year-old boy whose plane crashes after the pilot has a heart attack, leaving him stranded in the Canadian wilderness. He spends fifty-four days near an L-shaped lake, surviving nature 's unforgiving atmosphere with only his hatchet as a tool and his thoughts as a friend. Furthermore, Brian learns that he is his most important resource, and this is later proven to be the main theme of the story. The theme you are your best resource is shown throughout the novel when Brian when he makes fire, and when he retrieves the survival pack from the plane. Initially, Brian shows how he has to rely on himself when he lands the plane,
Snow is the main symbol in this story: " Kilimanjaro is a snow-covered mountain 19,710 feet high, and is said to be the highest mountain in Africa./ Looking out the window and seeing snow on the mountains... /The deserter came with his bloody feet in the snow.../ The snow was as smooth to see as cake frosting... "etc. Snow is described in various scenes,for example in Harry’s flashbacks,during his meditations and also in the dream going on before his death when the rescue plane takes him and ended with the image of the snow which covers the peak of Kilimanjaro.Snow can be seen as a mystery,hard to achieve and understand it,but not impossible.This peak where we find snow is a place that I see as intagible for ordinary
Kayla Cornileus Professor Christian Faught Literature 221 28 January 2018 A Critical Analysis of “To Build a Fire” by Jack London. The story of “To Build a Fire” by Jack London is a short story about survival that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Jack London is a California man who was born and raised in there. “At twenty-one, he followed the Klondike Gold Rush to seek his fortune in the Yukon, where he worked harder than ever” (Champlin 1). It was published in 1908 in California.
In the early 1900s, racism was abound, and Doctorow displays this using characterization and diction. Father, the archetypal middle class white man, struggles with life in the Arctic. However, Matthew Henson, the first African-American Arctic explorer, is thoroughly competent, “He [Henson] knew how to drive the dogs almost as well as an Esquimo,”(Doctorow 77). Doctorow uses a comparison to display that Henson’s abilities are certainly above the minimum, and perhaps he is one of the most skilled of the expedition. Doctorow continues to prove Henson’s abilities using cataloging, “...he knew how to repair sledges, build camps, he had great physical strength and boasted many skills” (Doctorow 77).
Plot Summary The novel starts with Robert Walton, an explorer whose ship is stuck by ice in the Arctic, who writes letters to his sister. In his letters, Walton notes a gigantic man of size whom he and his crew witnessed. A few days later, however, they discovered another, smaller man yet in miserable condition. After he regained his health, the man starts to tell Walton an unbelievable story which is recorded in written form. The rescued man’s name is Victor Frankenstein, a scientist born in Geneva, Switzerland.
Because as he was growing old (He was 37 during his final ascent) it was going to be his last attempt to make it to the top. 11) Mallory’s quote is most famous in the field of mountaineering, once when he was asked question "Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?" he replied "Because it's there", which has been called "the most famous three words in mountaineering". 12) In 1924, for the third time in four years, Mallory left for Everest on of his admirer asked him “How thrilled you must be to be going out again!" to which Mallory's response was: "You know I am leaving my wife and children behind me."