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SGA Online Talk – The Shackleton Crossing, by a Repeat Offender

August 12 7:30 pm 9:00 pm BST

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Date:
August 12
Time:
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm BST
Website:
https://southgeorgiaassociation.org

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South Georgia Association
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NB 1930 start time is BST, ie 1830 UTC/GMT

Since taking part in the IMAX film ‘Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure’ in 2000, Stephen Venables has followed Shackleton’s route from King Haakon Bay to Stromness no less than four times, with a fifth crossing scheduled for 2022. He will describe the route and some of the peaks he has climbed along the way. His pictures will also highlight drastic changes to the landscape since 1916.

Following Stephen’s graphic description of following in Shackleton’s footsteps, Bob Burton will describe the hazardous arrival of the crew of the James Caird at South Georgia and their landing in Cave Cove. He will then take up the story again as Shackleton, Worsley and Crean arrive at Stromness and recover from their ordeal.

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