The explorer Ernest Shackleton died at the age of 47. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Irish Antarctic explorer who became a hero without ever accomplishing his dream of crossing the Antarctic.
He grew up in Ireland as the second oldest of ten children. He was married to Emily Mary Dorman from 1904 until 1922, and he had three kids named Edward, Cecily and Raymond.
We had seen God in His splendors, heard the text that Nature renders. We had reached the naked soul of man.
I called to the other men that the sky was clearing, and then a moment later I realized that what I had seen was not a rift in the clouds but the white crest of an enormous wave.
After months of want and hunger, we suddenly found ourselves able to have meals fit for the gods, and with appetites the gods might have envied.
If I had not some strength of will I would make a first class drunkard.
Superhuman effort isn’t worth a damn unless it achieves results.