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Band of Edwardian Brothers

I was convinced that the Eric Marshall book that I have been writing for the past four years, would be plain sailing. It would take some research of the British Antarctic expedition of 1907 to 1909 commonly known as the Nimrod expedition, the bid by four men of the British Empire’s most wanted goal - the South Pole. It was known as the Southern March.

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Final resting place of Lieut-Col Henry Worsley
Final resting place of Lieut-Col Henry Worsley

Henry Worsley was the only person ever to have completed the two classic routes to the South Pole established by his Edwardian predecessors, Scott, Amundsen and Shackleton and had he completed the trans-Antarctic expedition solo and unsupported, he would have been the first man to do so. The former SAS officer dragged himself and his equipment more than 900 miles across the ice and not far from his goal he paid the ultimate price.

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Spending your Anniversary in Antarctica with Ice Tracks
Spending your Anniversary in Antarctica with Ice Tracks

By Angie Butler There is no place on earth more spectacular to celebrate or mark a milestone than Antarctica.  Lorraine Kelly  is not the first and certainly will not be the last person  to do exactly that. In Lorraine’s case she was celebrating 25 years of marriage  by sailing via South Georgia to pay homage […]

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Shackleton Centenary Expedition Updates
Shackleton Centenary Expedition Updates

As many of you are already aware, due to our ship operator introducing the new dates and prices for 2014/2015, there has been a slight change in our departure date. Our Friends of SPRI Shackleton Centenary Voyage departs a day later than published. We depart on 21st November 2014 (not 20th November 2014). Our ship […]

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Ice Tracks is back in the Arctic
Ice Tracks is back in the Arctic

  Caro left for Spitzbergen where I met her with our group of 17 Ice Trackers 10 days later in the Arctic town of Longyearbyen. I hadn’t travelled on the Akademik Sergey Vavilov since 2005 and  had forgotten what a gorgeous ship she is. On board was THE polar bear expert, the Canadian Ian Stirling. […]

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Ice Tracks unites long lost family of Antarctic Hero!
Ice Tracks unites long lost family of Antarctic Hero!

Cousins living in Australia have recently met for the first time. Julie George and her sister Sue and Chris, great nieces  of one of the most celebrated polar explorers of the Edwardian Heroic Age, Frank Wild, have met their first cousin Judy Murray. Added to this significant get together, Judy Murray met her aunt 95 year […]

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Antarctic talks in the UK
Antarctic talks in the UK

Carolina’s visit to the UK (in between guiding two fabulous Actic Svalbard voyages – more of that later) included several presentations introducing people to the wonders of voyaging to the Arctic and Antarctica and in particular the Friends of SPRI Shackleton Centenary Voyage, November 2014. The day after stepping off the airplane she spoke at […]

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Shackleton Centenary Voyage
Shackleton Centenary Voyage

Ice Tracks Expeditions in conjunction with the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) are organising the Friends of SPRI Shackleton Centenary Voyage  in November 2014!  It is going to be a voyage of a life time with wonderful events organized on and off board! We already have 20 cabins penciled…so please let us know if you are […]

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Marine Mammals Voyage
Marine Mammals Voyage

We’ve developed a special new itinerary for this coming season that offers a unique opportunity to join an Antarctic expedition to study humpback, Minke and killer whales.

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