Shackleton Centenary Expedition

My Dad is going to the Antarctic by Max Worsley (aged 13) July 09 2007


I have heard many stories about Shackleton since I was very young and as I grew older, I started to understand and admire Shackleton more. My Dad collects paintings and books about Shackleton and when I found out that he was re-enacting Shackleton's second trip to the Antarctic, I was extremely excited.

I am very happy for my Dad that he is doing what he has always wanted to do, but I am also worried for him. Even in the most barren place in the world there is a risk of falling down a glacier or crevasse. I also know that it is a very special trip for him, as he is following the exact footsteps that Shackleton and his team took exactly one hundred years ago. A lot of work and organisation has been put into this trip and my Dad has been training in Norway with his team, hopefully getting very fit for the long journey ahead!!!

Although the trip is very important, I also admire how a variety of people have set up a great foundation, giving people the opportunity to fund expeditions with the element of risk in them, but this website will explain more about that.

I do feel happy for my Dad and I am longing to hear how the trip went when he gets back, and hopefully some day I will be able to go to the South Pole with him and really take in the atmosphere and conditions of the Antarctic.

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