First edition due in September 2022


The Quest Chronicle blog and its origins
In early 2021, it was suggested that I set up a blog to document the “100-years-ago” story of the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition as an unfolding diary.  The blog launched in March 2021 and ran though the year up to January 4 2022, the eve of the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s death at South Georgia.   By this time, I had decided that the story should be presented in a book and so transferred efforts to that cause – resulting in The Quest Chronicle being published in September 2022.  This part of our website contains just some of the posts from the original blog.

Blog posts are listed below in reverse chronological order.

Jan Chojecki

  • The Quest Chronicle : January 1922

    “I saw a lone star hover gem-like above the bay” – Ernest Shackleton, 4 January 1922 The story will continue, in due course. If you would like to be alerted, please just ask via the CONTACT US link (or email to questc@btinternet.com. Updates also at Twitter @QuestChronicle Please send us your feedback – we hope […]

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  • 1922: January 1-4

    Sunday 1 January 1922 Shackleton has made no entries in his diary since five days after leaving Plymouth, 29 September, but now writes: “Rested and calm after the storm. The year has begun kindly for us. It is curious how a date becomes a factor in one’s life. Christmas Day in the raging gale seemed […]

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  • 28 – 31 December, 1921

    Wednesday 28 December, 1921 At 07.20, still in atrocious conditions, Quest heaves to and all hands take in the sail. Dell gets a foot caught in a rope and suffers a nasty injury. Oil bags are deployed to calm the water. Green heroically keeps serving food despite atrocious conditions, assisted by Naisbitt. Thursday 29 December, […]

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