Sir Ernest Peak
3150m (10335ft.)

Located 1 km northeast of Mount Shackleton. Park, Major headwater Columbia River.
Latitude 52; 11; 20 Longitude 117; 53; 50, Topo map 83C/04

Named by Alfred J. Ostheimer in 1937. Shackleton, Sir Ernest (Sir Shackleton was an Arctic explorer.) Unofficial name.

First ascended in 1926 by Rex Gibson, S.B. Hendricks, R.C. Hind, J. SouthardJournal reference AAJ 3-43.

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Named to honour Sir Ernest Shackleton, Sir Ernest Peak is an outlier of Mount Shackleton and lies just one kilometre to the northeast.

Ernest Shackleton became a legendary figure in the history of Antarctic exploration following his attempt to be the first to cross the continent in 1914. Before he actually reached land, pack ice crushed his ship, the Endurance. Together with his 28 man crew, Shackleton sailed three wooden lifeboats through storm plagued seas to a deserted, wind swept island. With winter approaching and desperately short of supplies Shackleton led five of his crew on an incredible 1400 km sailing voyage to South Georgia Island. They then hiked 35 km to a whaling settlement. Several months later Shackleton returned to the island upon which he had left the remainder of his crew and brought them out alive.

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