• For a joint scientific and geographical piece of organization, give me Scott; for a winter journey, give me Wilson; for a dash to the Pole and nothing else, Amundsen; and if I am in the devil of a hole and want to get out of it, give me Shackleton every time.

    Apsley Cherry-Garrard (2009). “The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913”, p.7, The Floating Press