Ice Tracks comes out in force at the RGS and on The Telegraph Travel section!
Following Henry Worsley Tribute at the RGS, The Telegraph travel section featured Ice Tracks Expeditions’ Henry Worsley Commemorative Voyage as ONCE IN A LIFETIME… ! The voyage departing from Ushuaia on the 30th November 2017 will be taking Henry’s ashes to Grytviken, South Georgia (via the Falkland Islands) to be buried near his hero Sir Ernest Shackleton.
The Henry Worsley Tribute lecture held at the Royal Geographic Society on the 5th April brought Ice Trackers in from as far as the States and Europe mainland. It was attended by more than 600 people. They heard Max Worsley, son of Henry, demonstrate his father’s bravery and speak unfaltering about his family’s loss. Michael Palin the television star and traveller topped the bill and Robert Swan, the first person to walk to both North and South Poles reminisced about his and Henry’s love and determination to protect Antarctica.
When Ice Tracker Rear Admiral Nick Lambert – Master of Ceremonies at the Tribute lecture asked how many Ice Trackers were in the audience – a sea of hands went up and those hands had come from Germany and across England and one of those waving hands belonged to Bill Newton who had flown in specially from the States, a man who will join us again to take Henry’s ashes back to Grytviken in November.
It was an evening that Ice Tracks could be proud. We brought Henry on to the 2014 Shackleton Centenary Voyage as the historian.
Equally it was Ice Tracks who organised the voyage for the 93 Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute who subsequently came to know and love Henry.
During the evening a poignant letter written by Joanna Worsley, Henry’s wife, informed people of the HW Commemorative Voyage which will visit Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica
It’s been a busy week for Ice Tracks and the fledgling company is no more… it has flown the nest and now soars the skies!
by Angie Butler
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