Friday, March 18, 2011

Shackleton Odyssey: The Journey Begins

Leaving Ushuaia and the calm Beagle Channel to cross the Drake Passage our journey begins to the South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, South Orkney Islands, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.

Part of our journey will follow in the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton whose ship "Endurance" was crushed in pack ice in the Weddell Sea in 1916.

In South Georgia, a hardy and experienced group of climbers will traverse South Georgia following in Shackelton's footsteps across the island from King Haakon Bay to Stromness Bay.