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

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Shackleton Epic mountain crossing map.  Image credit Jane Crouch Shackleton Epic HI RES (Small)

Shackleton Epic mountain crossing map. Image credit Jane Crouch Shackleton Epic

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 again on their trek retracing the footsteps of one of the world’s legendary explorers, bound for Stromness and the conclusion of the British/Australian Shackleton Epic expedition – www.shackletonepic.com

Still wearing the traditional gear that they’ve been in since they left Elephant Island on 23 January the intrepid pair departed at around 1700hrs GMT accompanied by navigator Paul Larsen, who rejoined the group in a support role after reprovisioning the climbers. Conditions, according to cameraman Joe French who watched the party walk off “into the clouds” were very overcast and unpredictable.

“It would be clear for a minute or so, then the wind would change and visibility would be poor again,” he said. Heavy rain is again predicted later again tonight local time. read more

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