Shackleton Centenary Expedition

Sponsored by Matrix & Timberland

Abseiling 2005

Ropework lessons. The whole team got used to dangling from ropes under Ross Ash-Cregan's guidance (below, centre) in North Wales in the summer of 2005. This is the only specific training we hope never to use, or need to use. It becomes of critical importance while crossing The Beardmore Glacier. The team will be roped together in pairs for this section of the journey, easily our most dangerous. In parts of the Beardmore, crevasses are plentiful, and in some cases, up to a mile deep.

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Posted by SCE on September 21, 2006 1:50 PM