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.
Today, 19th April Joanna Worsley received her late husband’s Polar Medal at Buckingham Palace. Henry’s children, Max and Alicia and Sally his mother were at the ceremony. At the end of the ceremony the family had a private audience with Prince William. Henry Worsley who lost his life crossing Antarctica in the footsteps of his hero Sir Ernest Shackleton, is recognized with the ‘Holy Grail’ of polar exploration – the Polar medal.
Following Henry Worsley Tribute at the Royal Geographic Society, on Saturday April 8th The Telegraph travel section featured Ice Tracks Expeditions’ Henry Worsley Commemorative Voyage as ONCE IN A LIFETIME… ! The voyage departing on the 30th November 2017 will be taking Henry’s ashes to South Georgia, to be buried near his hero Shackleton.
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.
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 […]
It was Angie Butler of Ice Tracks Expeditions who suggested to Joanna Worsley that South Georgia might be the perfect place for her husband’s ashes. Henry Worsley’s Final Voyage will take Worsley’s remains to his final resting place, where his hero Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried as well as Shackleton’s right hand man Frank Wild. Joanna […]
There are times when the weather gods just won’t play ball and it seemed that way on the most recent Shackleton Centenary voyage on the glorious Hebridean Sky ship! As we waited in Buenos Aires (OK that wasn’t a hardship) the vessel was caught up in a storm and we were delayed by a day’s sailing. Still, we all made merry in a BA restaurant and got to know our fellow passengers that we were going to spend the next three weeks whilst sailing Antarctica.
Ice Tracks has developed a special new itinerary for the whale watching season in the South. It offers a unique opportunity to join an Antarctic expedition to study the larger baleen whales such as Fin and Blue which are often seen during the crossing of the Drake Passage, as well as the more coastal and friendly Humpback, Minke and Orca whales.
How fitting that our first client, Roger Clarke (71) flew to Antarctica to spend five days camping with the Emperor penguins. His story has touched the heart of thousands. With money left by his beloved daughter who died of ovarian cancer he fulfilled her wish – that he should photograph the Emperor penguin. That he should do the travelling she was never able to do.