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09/01/1909 Ernest Shackleton reaches a record farthest South latitude

He accompanied Scott and Wilson on the expedition's journey to achieve the highest possible latitude in the direction of the South Pole and they set a record of Farthest South latitude of 82° 17′. The British flag was duly planted, and Shackleton named the polar plateau after King Edward VII.


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  • Personal 

  • Early years 

  • ''Discovery'' Expedition, 1901–1903 

  • Between the ''Discovery'' and ''Nimrod'' expeditions, 1903–1907 

  • ''Nimrod'' expedition, 1907–1909 

  • Between expeditions, 1909–1914 

  • Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914–1917 

  • First World War 

  • Russian Civil War 

  • Final expedition and death 

  • Legacy