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

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LtoR Expedition Leader Tim Jarvis and mountaineer Barry Gray arrive at Stromness 2245 GMT 10 Feb. Image Jo Stewart Shackleton Epic HI RES (2)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 men raised the alarm that the crew of the Endurance needed rescue, almost 100 years ago.

Their arrival marks the achievement of “the double” for the intrepid crew of Shackleton Epic – the ocean crossing 800 nautical miles from Elephant Island to South Georgia and the mountain climb across South Georgia which Shackleton completed in 1916.  read more

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