It had hit a rock under the water.
It was being crushed by the ice.
It was getting old.
His main goal is to reach the South Pole first
His main goal is to get himself and his crew home safely.
His main goal is to save the sled dogs.
The crew left the ship because it was being crushed by ice and they knew the ship would sink.
The crew left the ship because they were trying to be the first to reach the Antarctic by sled dogs.
The crew left the ship because it caught on fire.
They decided to make camp on the frozen sea and wait to be rescued.
They decided to take action and free the trapped ship.
They decided to pull smaller boats across the ice in search of open water then take the boats to the nearest land.
He knew that there would be help on Elephant Island for himself and his crew.
He knew that not all his men could survive the difficult 700 mile boat journey to the whaling station on South Georgia Island.
He knew that he would be able to radio for help from Elephant Island.
Shack pulled Ernie and his sleeping bag out from between two big pieces of ice that were about to crash together.
Shack gave him more food and drink, than the other sailors, to keep him alive
Shack shot a polar bear that was charging at Ernie while he was sleeping.
The used sea water to quench their thirst.
They melted snow to quench their thirst.
They sucked on frozen seal meat to quench their thirst.
The pain of losing what you love most
The power to put up with difficulties
The courage to stand up for your rights
Goes to unknown areas
Gets along well with others
Creates time-saving tools
A recipe that sailors like
A box for shipping food
A set amount of food
A snow field
A lack of food