Reaching the South Pole was a glimmer in Scott’s eye, but it was not an objective of this mission. The South Pole AttemptSeven years later, Captain Scott received British backing for a second Antarctic expedition. Round Three: Shackleton and the Endurance – The Imperial Trans-Atlantic ExpeditionAfter the disappointment and devastation of the Terra Nova Expedition, Crean could have been forgiven for calling it quits in Antarctica. Plus, his experience and strength were too important for Earnest Shackleton to ignore when he was granted his own Antarctic expedition. In 1920, he returned to County Kerry and opened the South Pole Inn and pub with his wife.