Celebrating the Centenary of Shackleton's Footsteps
Falkland, South Georgia & Antarctica
30 Oct - 20 Nov 2016 I 22 day expedition cruise
In May 1916 Shackleton and two of his loyal companions set out on an unprecedented crossing of the South Georgia icecap to reach the whaling station of Stromness to seek help for his party left behind on Elephant Island. Charlie Paton in association with Ice Tracks Expeditions are delighted to share with you the final commemorative voyage for the Centenary of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Honouring Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men of the Endurance and the Ross Sea Party is at the very heart of this unique voyage, therefore we have incorporated special activities and events, including the crossing of the South Georgia icecap led by polar adventurer extraordinaire Charlie Paton! There are two ways to participate in this superb Shackleton Centenary Expedition.
The South Georgia Traverse is a four day ski crossing through the island's interior, but if camping and sled hauling aren't your style you can remain with the cruise and explore the magical coast of South Georgia. For the majority of the expedition both groups will be together, only separated for the duration of the 3-4 day crossing.