Former British officer, aged 55, had already spent 71 days in Antarctica, trying to become the first explorer to cross the polar region without any help.
Unfortunately on Friday, he needed assistance and was recovered by a helicopter, Guardian. “With deep sorrow in my soul you know that my husband, Henry Worsley, died from complications of internal, despite all medical efforts,” said the explorer’s wife, Joanna.
Former lieutenant who traveled to temperatures of -44 degrees Celsius through the storm and ice, passed the South Pole when he needed help. Worsley already crossed 1469 kilometers and have to drive only 48 km. After spending two days in his tent because he could not walk, because of fatigue and dehydration, Worsley, father of two children, decided to abandon the humanitarian adventure.
It was transported to the hospital in Punta Arenas, where doctors gave verdict was suffering from bacterial peritonitis. The explorer was operated on Sunday, but later died.
Worsley tried to complete the expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton began, 100 years after this adventure. In 1915 Shackleton’s hopes were dashed after his ship, Endurance, was shipwrecked and sank, and the team of explorers remained trapped in the “white hell” in Antarctica.