Shackleton Passes Away
With unclear aims including the circumnavigation of Antarctica, the expedition left England on 24 September 1921, arriving in South Georgia on 4 January 1922. Shackleton had been ill throughout the journey, suffering a massive heart attack at Rio de Janeiro, and the ship had required repair at every port of call. On arrival at South Georgia Shackleton went ashore. In the early hours of 5 January Shackleton suffered another heart attack and died.