Detour: Antarctica - Seven stories from the southern continent

A frozen lake at Cape Royds, Antarctica with Mount Erebus behind. Photo / Getty

This week's discovery of Ernest Shackleton's Endurance has been described as the most significant since the Titanic. putting the spotlight on the frozen continent of Antarctica.

In a major Herald podcast series, Detour: Antarctica, Thomas Bywater goes in search of the continent at the end of the world, including the Kiwi connections to Shackleton's ill-fated voyage. To subscribe to Detour: Antarctica, visit iHeartRadio, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Less than sixty years separate arrival at the South Pole from the first steps on the moon.

White, desolate and empty - in most peoples' minds, it might as