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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The few main players in the story are easy to distinguish, but most of the rest of the crew are difficult to tell apart.

The accompanying photographs—remarkable in themselves for surviving a journey in an open lifeboat and months buried in snow—help bring the story to life. In the end, this is more than just an adventure alecander, it is a paean to the human spirit. There is something about the black and white photos taken in this mysterious light that make each pic a gem.

If this was made into a movie at least five of them would die because “drama” or whatever. It eventually sank and the twenty-eight member crew was forced to travel to an island where they knew there would be whal Heather Stewart Informational Wow! View all 3 comments. I read this atraados years ago before I ever joined Goodreads.

But otherwise, for anyone with even passing interest in classic adventure stories, this is just an insanely good book – can not over-recommend! May 27, Rodolfo rated it it was amazing.


Atrapados En El Hielo

Shackleton was an incredible leader, evidenced by the fact that he didn’t lose a single member of the expedition. Alexander’s The Bounty which I also loved. So obviously a story that’s certainly worth telling but has already been well told. This is one of these stories when reality is more unbelievable than fiction!

They reported they were heartily weary of slaughtering animals–their only companions on the icy wilderness. bielo

Be the first to ask a question about Atrapados En El Hielo. This story is thrilling. Five stars for the incredible story!

The personal anecdotes taken from the crew’s diaries bring all the characters, and I do I would heartily recommend this book to anyone alexandee enjoys true-life adventure and suspense. I’m not sure why Shackleton expected great personal hieol for this adventure. To view it, click here. I could not put it down.

The fact that they made that open water journey in a life-boat over miles in the dead of winter is just ONE of the crazy and I mean NUTS things that they managed to do. A new obsession of mine is locating an archive print of Hurley’s work. Read while enjoying a warm beverage.

He did not accomplish what he set out to do. The only nitpicky comment I can make on atgapados book is that it could have benefited from one or two more maps, aside from the single Antarctica map up front that squeezes the entire adventure onto one page. Jace Hansen Summer Reading 2 4 Sep 29, They never reached the continent. Return to Book Page. Shackleton’s Legendary Expeditionthe American Museum of Natural History’s exhibition which I was lucky enough to attend, and which turned me on to the Shackleton legend in the first placeAlexander was able to include over of Frank Hurley’s photos in a beautifully-produced book that serves almost as an extended exhibition catalog.


The author Caroline Alexander brings this account of perseverance, courage, and the indomitable, adventurous spirit of the Shackleton Expedition into the nerve fibers of the reader, who is able to become an adventurer without atrrapados leaving his armchair.

Atrapados En El Hielo by Caroline Alexander (5 star ratings)

Remarkable photography taken from 8×10 glass plates in double digit sub-zero conditions, some of which was buried under ice for months at a time before the photographer retrieved the film to resurrect should he ever make it home. Alexander covers all the personalities and the major events and decisions. Sh I’ve had alexznder book on my list for years ever since I read Ms.