Beginning the Shackleton Route


What a great day, up at 6 am, we were on shore for 8.30 with the remaining kit and we travelled to our equipment stash at the snow line. By 11.30 we were on the move in very strong winds and complete whiteout, we navigated with difficulty until we reached Shackleton Pass. Within 5 minutes of reaching the top of this snowy pass the clouds opened to reveal King Hakkonn bay behind us and Possession Bay in front of us, time to change course to the Murray Snowfield and finally onto Briggs Glacier. We are now camped below Mt Worsley and the Trident peaks, a majestic setting, the peaks here far surpass places like Chamonix for shape, setting and just the awe factor. After arriving here the skies cleared but we are getting hammered by Catabatic winds and have already lost 2 poles on one of the tents. But a great day overall and a real privilege to be here to experience it.

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