South Georgia


In the hundredth year since Shackleton, Crean and Worsley did their epic crossing, the opportunity has been afforded to us to sail to South Georgia, to complete the epic crossing of the island via the Shackleton route and to climb some new peaks. It has all come together at short notice, and we are relishing the challenge and grabbing the reality that we have all dreamed about with both hands.

The trip will involve the team flying to the Falkland Islands to begin their sea journey on the “Spirit of Sydney” a 60’ expedition yacht that has travelled the waters to South Georgia previously. After a few days preparing equipment and supplies, they will depart on a 28 day adventure that will see them travel through a century of landscape that folklore has engrained in our hearts and minds, the story of the Endurance being crushed and sinking, the epic journey in the “James Caird” lifeboat, a journey into the unknown that resulted in the crossing South Georgia before launching on one of the greatest rescues of modern history. Being afforded the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of these legends is the stuff that dreams are made of, and to then visit the great Shackleton’s final resting place before attempting several climbed and unclimbed peaks is something the team have all aspired to for decades.

Our Itinerary 

11th or 15th Nov :  Travel Ireland : Port Stanley

16th Nov :   Set Sail Port Stanley : Destination : King Haakon Bay , South Georgia

20th / 21st : Arrive King Haakon Bay

21st – 23rd : Day trips and familiarisation

23rd Nov :   King Haakon Bay over Shackleton Gap and commence Shackleton Crossing

23rd  Nov – 1st Dec : Shackleton crossing and climb unclimbed peaks en route.

1st Dec :    Arrive Stromness Harbour

3rd Dec :    Day Trip : Mc Ilroy Peak

4th / 5th Dec :   Day trip on Lucas Glacier

6th Dec :  Sail  Lucas Glacier to Hamilton Bay

7th Dec :  Day Trip : Salomon Glacier

8th Dec  : Day Trip : Harmer Glacier

9th Dec :    Set Sail from South Georgia to Port Stanley

 

Want to join us on the adventure of a lifetime?  CLICK HERE to apply.