Thursday, December 03, 2015

Antarctica Weather: extremely difficult

One hundred years ago Ernest Shackleton and his team attempted to cross Antarctica. They didn't make it to the South Pole but their expedition became one of the greatest adventure stories ever written.

Two expeditions are commemorating Shackleton's expedition.Shackleton Solo has been going for 20 days. Henry is battling fierce winds and demoralizing whiteous. Meanwhile Shackleton 2015 is waiting at Union glacier for a freak in the weather so they can fly to their starting point.

A lot of things have changed over the last 100 years, but the unrepentant weather in Antarctica remains just as challenging as ever.

I wish the best for the two expeditions trying to make a trans Antarctic crossing. 

1 comment:

  1. It was so sad to hear how tragic end to Henry Worsley's Shackleton Solo expedition. It really makes you re evaluate things. Henry was just over 100 miles away from finishing, (all the news has been reporting 30 miles, but they just didn't take the time to pay attention to what they were writing). From what I understand he basically died from the extreme effort. Crossing Antarctica is more difficult than anyone who hasn't been on an Antarctica expedition can ever understand. Nobel effort, Henry! My thoughts and prayers go out to your family!


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