No, it’s not a job in journalism. The Guardian reports that some intrepid Brits are looking for a hardy soul to accompany them to the South Pole in honor of the 100th anniversary of Ernest Shackleton’s Nimrod expedition:
A hundred years after the appearance of one of the strangest and least enticing advertisements in newspaper history – “Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success” – a single brave soul is being sought to shuffle along in the heroic footsteps of Ernest Shackleton.
Shackleton’s probably my favorite polar explorer, neither dour (Amundsen) nor doomed (Scott). The 2008 expedition includes Shackleton’s great-grandson and other descendants of members of the original crew, and they’re likely to have a slightly easier time of it than their predecessors did. Tempted? Apply here.