Shackleton Centenary Expedition

The Matrix Shackleton Centenary Expedition: to Launch The Shackleton Foundation January 01 2007

We sought an idea to capture the imagination of the public, an idea to match our ambition. We further sought a project that would make a significant contribution to our funding goal of £10M, and thereby place the Foundation on a sound footing for the future.

In short, we needed money, awareness... and a big idea, to feed our bigger idea.

We are now pleased to announce our answer.

In 2008, we will go back to where the business started.

To Antarctica.

We will send a team of descendents of the original Nimrod Expedition team to finish the task Shackleton and his men set out to achieve, one hundred years (to the day) later.

On our first mission, we intend to set down a marker. We honour the courage and determination of our forefathers, who struggled in the Polar storms at the dawn of the last century, and whose efforts inspire us to return to the ice. We will conquer the Pole, on foot. We will take the route taken in 1908, and we will complete the mission.

The Foundation will continue to nurture that spirit in those we support next, whatever their field of endeavour.


Recent Entries from this category

Expedition Progress Bulletins

To sign up to receive daily emails about the Matrix Shackleton Centenary Expedition's progress please click here.


Shackleton Foundation BrochureGet a capsule view of who we are, where we're going and why we're doing this by reading our brochure.

View our brochure PDF Icon (PDF 2.5mb)

The Shackleton Foundation

Sir Ernest Shackleton is widely known as one of the most inspirational leaders of the twentieth century. The Shackleton Foundation is a new charitable trust.

Matrix Group

Matrix Group are proud to be the Headline Sponsors of the Shackleton Centenary Expedition


The South Pole Gazette

South Pole Gazette

The South Pole Gazette is a round-up of Antarctic news stories from around the web.

Open the Gazette in a new window


Find more about the Matrix Shackleton Centenary Expedition elsewhere on the web:

Contact & RSS

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with the SCE if you have any questions regarding our project, or if you would like to know more about how you can become a sponsor.

The Shackleton Centenary Expedition,
c/o The Lansdowne Club,
9 Fitzmaurice Place,

Email us at

For press enquiries, please contact Mark Cooper at Van Communications,

RSS Feeds

RSS feeds are a way of keeping up to date with your favourite websites by delivering fresh content to your desktop.

The SCE is a not-for-profit venture of the Shackleton Foundation.
All rights reserved © 2006 The Shackleton Centenary Expedition [SCE] except where noted.
Company No. 06107694, Charity No. 1118686.
The Shackleton Centenary Expedition, c/o The Lansdowne Club, 9 Fitzmaurice Place, London W1J 5JD

"Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all." - EHS 1909

Site by Erskine Design Back to top