Explorers will recreate Shackleton's Antarctic expedition

12/3/2012 | Reuters

A team of explorers in early January will retrace the 1914-16 journey of British explorer Ernest Shackleton when he sought rescue while on an ill-fated Antarctic expedition. The team will leave South America on a lifeboat that's a replica of the one Shackleton used to seek help when his ship Endurance was caught in Antarctic ice. They will retrace the trip from Elephant Island near Antarctica to South Georgia, an island off the South American coast. The team will then trek through the mountains of South Georgia to reach the north shore, just as Shackleton's expedition did seeking help at a whaling station.

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