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It’s true – a picture does tell a thousand words. The images below, taken in recent days, show the reality of the journey the crew of the Shackleton Epic are currently enduring.
Today, in wet, overcast conditions, with howling 30 knot winds from the south west, expedition leader Tim Jarvis and mountaineer Barry Gray set out wearing traditional clothing, and carrying only some food, a length of rope and a carpenter’s adze to re-enact Shackleton’s crossing the South Georgia’s mountainous, crevassed interior.
Jo Stewart stowed away to document the voyage, and as Shackleton Epic’s Conservation Partner we are lucky enough to share some of her images. Here Jo captures the priceless last few moments as the crew complete the crossing and finally walk on dry land in South Georgia, celebrating the successful completion of the first leg of this truly epic voyage.
FFI will continue to provide Shackleton Epic updates as the expedition progresses, and readers can also track the progress of the Alexandra Shackleton in real time at www.shackletonepic.com.
Learn more about Ernest Shackleton’s original voyage, and find out how FFI is involved with the Shackleton Epic centenary re-enactment.