I am seriously considering February 2010 to be called Shackleton month, as it seems so many of my posts (3 of 4 so far) are related to Ernest Shackleton. This included my review of the movie Shackleton and the recovering of his whiskey.
Now I just read an article about the first Shackleton finally visiting the South Pole. The first Shackleton to the Pole is Navy Commander Scott Shackleton, who is part of this year's Operation Deep Freeze. He is a fifth cousin of Ernest Shackleton. Of course, Scott Shackleton had it easy in comparison flying into the pole and not attempting to trek across Antarctic to get there.