"Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success."
Although it now seems probable that this ad never appeared in The Times newspaper, it is a huge part of the legend of Shackleton. Click here or here to see artists' impressions of what the ad may have looked like.
Click here for a beautiful image of what the expedition's offices at 4 (New) Burlington St looked like at the time.