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Shackleton whiskey recovered after 100 years in ice

Five crates of whiskey and brandy belonging to polar explorer Ernest Shackleton have been recovered after being buried for more than 100 years under the Antarctic ice, explorers said Friday.

Shackleton's expedition ran short of supplies on their long trek to the South Pole from Cape Royds in 1907-09 and they eventually fell about 100 miles short of their goal.

No lives were lost, vindicating Shackleton's decision to turn back from the pole, first reached in 1911 by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen.

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