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New Year’s Day on Polar Expeditions

1900: BORCHGREVINK & CO. AT CAPE ADARE

1902: WITH ‘DISCOVERY’ NEARING THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE

1903: WITH SCOTT ON THE POLAR TREK

1908: ‘NIMROD’ LEFT LYTTELTON, NZ

1909: IN THE ICE WITH THE ‘POURQUI PAS’

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21 December, 1901: DISCOVERY LEFT LYTTELTON, NEW ZEALAND

Below you will find a link to my written piece concerning the departure of Captain Scott’s ship, Discovery, from the harbour at Lyttelton, Nez Zealand in December, 1901. Just click the title below to be taken…

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Shackleton & the Girls’ Training Hostel, Christchurch, NZ

Following Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-1909, the Nimrod arrived at Lyttelton, New Zealand, on 25 March, 1909, having left that port on 1 January, 1908. On 7 April, 1909, Shackleton gave…

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Nimrod preparations, June, 1907

June, 1907, was a busy month for Ernest Shackleton. He was effectively trying to pull together funding, resources, supplies, equipment and a ship for an expedition to the Antarctic. Many factors were working against…

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Shackleton Mountain Challenge

The Shackleton Mountain Challenge: Guest writer Maksymilian Rębisz

This post will tell the story of Maksymilian’s expedition, the Shackleton Mountain Challenge. A young man living in Poland, he is deeply interested…

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SCOTT & SHACKLETON ASCEND THE SKIES OF ANTARCTICA IN A BALLOON

‘The inflation of, and ascent in a captive balloon is such an unusual circumstance in Polar regions, that perhaps our experience in that respect may be worth recording.’ (‘Hydrogen’, ‘Ballooning…

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Henry Hudson & Sir Ernest Shackleton

Henry Hudson’s voyages to the ice were to the north, and three hundred years before Sir Ernest Shackleton’s expeditions to Antarctica. However, they share some similarities.

Henry Hudson
http://exploration.marinersmuseum.org/subject/henry-hudson/

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