I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino
"I seemed to vow to myself that some day I would go to the region of ice and snow and go on and on till I came to one of the poles of the earth, the end of the axis upon which this great round ball turns."
— Ernest Shackleton, British Polar explorer, born February 15, 1874