Antarctic

Shackleton Centenary Voyage
How Antarctica Looks Like at the end of the Season

February is a wonderful time to visit Antarctica! As with every season, the late season brings with it special features that make it a fantastic time to go. 

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The British Antarctic Expedition
The British Antarctic Expedition

The British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-1909 has never attracted the limelight of Shackleton’s 1914 Endurance expedition. Yet, if any expedition should step out of the wings, it is this. Scott’s 1901 Discovery expedition took the first wary steps onto the stage of the ‘Great Unknown’ but the Nimrod took giant strides, adding a pantheon of ‘firsts’ to the Heroic Age of […]

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The Polar Regions: An Artist’s Dream
The Polar Regions: An Artist’s Dream

The polar regions are an artist’s dream and yet provide one of the biggest challenges when translating their ephemeral beauty. Our contemporary artists carry on a tradition a hundred years and more old. Artists like Edward Wilson who died with Captain Scott and George Marston who accompanied Shackleton. True Masters of their trade. “Numerous glaciers calved […]

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Band of Edwardian Brothers
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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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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