We have had many geologists travel with us unraveling the mysteries of earth’s magnificent formations. Surely, Namibia where nearly half of its bedrock is exposed and encompasses 2600 million years of Earth’s history surpasses most geologists’ dreams. Two German geologists Henno Martin and Hermann Korn were living in Windhoek, the capital, with their dog Otto, […]
Think of the Arctic and the Norwegian Arctic comes to mind and so might the Canadian Arctic with the Northwest Passage, Greenland or Baffin Bay. But wait, there is a new and exciting Arctic adventure that puts the Ice back in Tracks – the Russian Arctic – and it is all packaged on the stunning […]
A Greenland and Baffin Island Expedition with Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI). Simon Pierse is a painter who was invited to join this expedition last September 2018 to the Artic with his brother, Richard Pierse.
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.
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 […]