Explorer Henry Worsley Dies Attempting Unaided Crossing of Antarctic

By Anthony Zurcher

Famed adventurer Henry Worsley has died, succumbing to exhaustion and severe dehydration while attempting to cross over 900-miles of the Antarctic shelf. He was only 30 miles from completing what would have been a remarkable record: the first unaided and solo crossing of the Antarctic. Worsley’s hope was to symbolically accomplish Shackleton’s unfinished journey to the South Pole, yet with no opportunity to resupply, polar explorers remarked that he had undertaken “the hardest form of travel on the surface of the earth.”