August 11, 2007

Sunday, 11 August 1907

The Nimrod departing for the South. [1]

On 1th August, the Nimrod sailed for New Zealand and thence the Antarctic. Supported by private loans and individual contributions, the expedition was plagued by financial problems and preparations were rushed.

Their main goal, despite geographical and scientific work, was to reach the South Pole.


[1] Wikipedia.