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Awe-inspiring Shackleton Epic expedition brings classroom study of Antarctic environment to life

Teacher Resources Developed by the Australian National Maritime Museum with Shackleton Epic As students returned to school in the warmth of the summer sun earlier this month, one of the most inspirational expeditions of modern times was unfolding in the mighty Southern Ocean and frozen interior of South Georgia Island, Antarctica. Australian/British adventurer Tim Jarvis AM and […]

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SHACKLETON EPIC CREW PAY TRIBUTE TO ‘THE BOSS’ AT SHACKLETON GRAVESITE ON SOUTH GEORGIA

15 February AEDT/14 February GMT 2013:  Rendezvous and Toast with Shackleton’s Granddaughter, the Hon. Alexandra Shackleton at Grytviken a Fitting Finale to ‘Epic’ Expedition It was a fitting tribute to conclude one of the most gruelling expeditions in recent times.  A mug of Shackleton’s favourite scotch, a toast raised to ‘the Boss’ and the last […]

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“THE DOUBLE” IS COMPLETED…..Shackleton Epic Expedition arrives triumphantly in Stromness…

11 February 2013:  After a harrowing three day climb across South Georgia’s mountainous interior, expedition leader Tim Jarvis and mountaineer, Royal Marine Barry Gray were exhausted, severely weather beaten but elated to reach the old whaling station at Stromness, at 2245GMT today, 10 February (0945 AEDT 11 February) 2013, the same location where Shackleton and his […]

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TREK ACROSS SOUTH GEORGIA IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF SHACKLETON UNDERWAY AGAIN AS WEATHER IMPROVES

09 Feb 2013 GMT/10 Feb 2013 AEDT:  Tim Jarvis and Barry Gray Set Out for Stromness …….Paul Larsen rejoins the party in support role. After more than 24 hours hunkered down at the top of Shackleton’s Gap on South Georgia Island, sheltering from a violent storm, Tim Jarvis and Barry ‘Baz’ Gray have set out […]

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ADVENTURERS STRANDED ON PLATEAU ABOVE GLACIER AT ‘SHACKLETON’S GAP’

Wild Weather Brings Halt to South Georgia Mountain Crossing on Final Leg of Shackleton Epic Expedition Saturday 09 February 2013 GMT/AEDT:  In one of the most dramatic days of the Shackleton Epic expedition so far, two men are stranded on the plateau above Shackleton’s Gap, while four other members of the expedition crew and film […]

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SHACKLETON EPIC EXPEDITION DEPARTS ON FINAL LEG OF JOURNEY

07 February 2013 GMT/08 February 2013 AEDT:  Mountains and glacier crossing expected to take 24-30 hours. The final leg of the Shackleton Epic expedition, the crossing of South Georgia’s mountainous, crevassed interior is underway. At 2200hrs GMT (07 Feb)/0900hrs AEDT (08 Feb) in wet, overcast conditions with winds howling at 30knots from the south west, […]

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SHACKLETON EPIC PREPARES TO DEPART ON FINAL LEG OF HISTORIC EXPEDITION

7 February 2013: The moment of truth for the Shackleton Epic expedition is only hours away. After surviving the 800 nautical mile crossing of the Southern Ocean in the 22.5’ lifeboat, Alexandra Shackleton, now the three fittest crew members will attempt to climb South Georgia’s mountainous, crevassed interior to reach the old whaling station at Stromness, […]

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Shackleton Epic crew bringing Alexandra Shackleton onshore at South Georgia.  Image Jo Stewart (Small)

CREW OF SHACKLETON EPIC LAND TRIUMPHANTLY AT PEGGOTTY BLUFF, SOUTH GEORGIA

AEDT 04 Feb 2013/GMT 03 Feb 2013:  Six heavily bearded, exhausted but jubilant adventurers took advantage of 15-20 knot winds and a 2 metre swell to help land their boat, Alexandra Shackleton on the beach at Peggotty Bluff, South Georgia island, at 15.30GMT/UTC 03 February or 02.30amAEDT 04 February this morning – the same location […]

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