Shackleton Centenary Expedition

NZTV November 26 2008

12.6 nm achieved today in low, heavy cloud and flat light. Listen to Henry Adams's report describing the sheer scale of the Ross Ice Shelf.

Photos

Henry W has been able to get the PDA working today and so has sent through a couple of photos which I have published as part of the daily report.

Video

We have also received some great video footage from New Zealand (see below). This was taken by a film crew making an educational film about drilling in the ice for environmental samples, when along came our team of explorers! It was shot at Cape Evans on Day 2 of the expedition.




There was also coverage on NZTV which you can see here.

100 Years Ago

Note that Shackleton achieved a new "Furthest South" record today in 1908, beating the previous record set on the 1902 Discovery expedition.

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