Dog shelters outside of Ernest Shackleton's hut, Antarctica, 1981.; Ernest Shackleton was a member of Robert Scott's initial voyage to Antarctica. Determined to reach the pole, he returned to the region in 1907 and set up a base camp near Mount Erebus. He and his three companions got to within 97 miles of their destination but were forced to turn back due to poor weather conditions and a lack of food. While Shackleton traveled south, some of his remaining men climbed Mount Erebus for the first time. Shackleton's Hut is preserved today (2002) in much the same condition as his crew left it, almost 100 years ago.