Shackleton Epic is presented by Intrepid Travel, a leading adventure and sustainable travel company. Intrepid Travel has 24 years’ experience taking people off the beaten track to discover the world’s most amazing places and has recently been awarded the 2012 Preservation category of the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler World Saver Awards for ‘championing heritage, greening the planet’. This is the fifth time that Intrepid Travel’s Carbon Management Policy has been recognised in global environmental travel awards. Visit www.intrepidtravel.com
Shackleton Epic’s major sponsor is global engineering firm, Arup. An independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, Arup offers a broad range of professional services. All of its employees share the desire to ‘shape a better world’, the firm’s mantra and guiding business principle.
Founded in 1946 with an initial focus on structural engineering, Arup first came to the world’s attention with the structural design of the Sydney Opera House followed by its work on the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Arup has since grown into a truly multidisciplinary organisation that seeks to make a positive difference through each and every new project, and continually reaffirms its reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs that reinvent the built environment. Visit www.arup.com
St.George Bank is Shacketon Epic’s official financial services provider. St.George provides a full range of banking services for consumer, business and corporate customers. Quality of service is an integral part of the St.George offering and regularly sees it ranked number one for customer satisfaction by both business and retail customers, when compared to the big four banks. St.George has also continued to see growth in customer numbers.
St.George is the ‘people’s bank’, the bank that wants its customers to ‘do better’. Over the past 75 years, providing customers with excellent financial advice and support, exceptional customer service and innovative products and solutions has been, and continues to be, the bank’s priority – and the key to its success. For more information visit www.stgeorge.com.au
Shackleton Epic’s official supplier is Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky. Affectionately known as “Shackleton’s Whisky”, the spirit is a replica of the century old whisky found under Ernest Shackleton’s hut on the Antarctic. Following the huge success of its original recreation, the Glasgow-based distiller has launched a follow up called Mackinlay’s The Journey. The move was prompted by a request from the Antarctic Heritage Trust, the charity who found the whisky, to find ways to raise much needed funds for the organisation. www.theshackletonwhisky.com