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30 October 2019Antarctica in the Heroic Age of Exploration: Scott, Amundsen & Shackleton
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Antarctica in the Heroic Age of Exploration: Scott, Amundsen & Shackleton Mark Cottle Wednesday 30 October 2019

Tragedy and Triumph : The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration

Three famous explorers dominate the story of early Antarctic exploration: Scott, Amundsen and Shackleton.  After placing the Heroic Age in context, we will focus on their expeditions including the race to the Pole between Scott and Amundsen.  Herbert Ponting’s photographs and Edward Wilson’s water colours provide a visual and evocative record of this frozen world and these early pioneering expeditions into the unknown.

On Shackleton’s third expedition south in 1914, his ship, the Endurance, was trapped in the pack ice and crushed.  After camping for months on the ice, Shackleton’s men rowed to a remote island.  From there, Shackleton sailed for help to South Georgia over 800 miles away, later returning to rescue his men.  Frank Hurley was the expedition’s official photographer.  This session will follow his photographs of this epic journey, which captures eloquently one of the greatest survival stories of polar history.

Price: £35 per person to include coffee on arrival and a light lunch.
Booking at September & October lectures
Venue
: The Riverside Suite, Bear Hotel, Hungerford