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Namibia, a Geologist’s Dream
Namibia, a Geologist’s Dream

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, […]

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Arctic Adventure: Ice is back in Tracks
Arctic Adventure: Ice is back in Tracks

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 […]

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Botswana, A Pot Of Gold
Botswana, A Pot Of Gold

The Botswana that I had known was the area just north of the Limpopo River that marks the border that divides Botswana and South Africa. Little did I know of what lay further north…

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Greenland and Baffin Island with the Friends of SPRI
Greenland and Baffin Island with the Friends of SPRI

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.

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Categories:Arctic, Latest news

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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Categories:Antarctic, Latest news

Polar Medal to a modern day hero
Polar Medal to a modern day hero

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.

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Ice Tracks comes out in force at the RGS and on The Telegraph Travel section!
Ice Tracks comes out in force at the RGS and on The Telegraph Travel section!

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.

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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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Categories:Antarctic, Latest news

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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Categories:Antarctic, Latest news