I feel sad that Henry Worsley at the age of only 55, has died today while attempting to cross Antarctica alone. Only thirty miles from the end of his expedition his weak voice came over the radio and although he was rescued and flown to hospital in Chile, he has died.
Shackleton has always been one of my heroes - and I understand that he was one of Worsley's too. There are some people who feel so strongly that it is worth risking one's life to fulfil a dream - and he was one of them.
It would be good if he was given some kind of award posthumously don't you think? We need men (and women) like him to make us realise that there are things worth striving for.