Antarctic Legacy: Talk and Exhibit on Polar Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton
Why We Recommend it
The granddaughter of renowned polar explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874 – 1922) will speak on his enduring legacy and give a tour through a photography exhibition dedicated to his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.
This talk and photography exhibition, co-presented by the Royal Geographic Society and Jacada Travel, pay homage to the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, which was undertaken from 1914 – 1917.
Renowned polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew had planned to cross Antarctica via the South Pole but, in January 1915, their ship became trapped in ice. Sir Ernest and his crew were forced to abandon it and set up camp on the floating ice.
The ship sank ten months later, and the explorers has to make their way back to safety in small boats and were eventually rescued off Elephant Island, Antarctica, in August 1916.
Sir Ernest’s granddaughter, the Hon. Alexandra Shackleton, will guide groups to the photography exhibition, which features the work of documentary photographer and adventurer Frank Hurley, as wel as selected artefacts from the exhibition.