Adventurers wanted to recreate Ernest Shackleton’s trek across Antarctica

Posted: 09/15/2011 in all marine news

The Telegraph – 

Jo Davies is set to become the first woman to attempt the treacherous Imperial Trans-Antarctic which will see a team of six cross the Antarctic Continent from the Weddell Sea to the Ross Sea via the South Pole. 

Davies will lead the team alongside Sebastian Coulthard, a Royal Naval Petty Officer from Bewdley, Worcestershire. 

It is due to begin in will commence in the austral summer of 2014 – 100 years since Shackleton set out and they are expecting to take 100 – 120 days to cross. 

“The team are determined to complete the mission that Shackleton once set out to achieve,” said Davies, 

“The next three years are going to be incredibly busy for us with a great deal of planning, preparation and training to do. 

“I am excited to be involved in such an amazing project and very much hope to be the first woman to complete the Trans-Antarctic crossing following Shackleton’s proposed route.” 

It will be the third time the Trans-Antarctic expedition has been started. 

The first being Sir Ernest Shackleton’s attempt itself in 1914 and the next in 1955 led by Sir Vivian Fuchs and Sir Edmund Hillary. 

Now Davies and Coulthard are looking to recurit a further four members to the exhibition. 

There are openings for a medic, a photographer / cameraman, an artist or poet and a scientist. 

They are looking for committed, fit and loyal people and are accepting applications from anyone with a suitable background. 

Alexandra Shackleton, Shackleton’s granddaughter and patron of the expedition said: “I am delighted to be the Patron of the ITACE. 

“I feel confident that Jo, Sebastian and their chosen team will achieve their goal in honouring my grandfather’s epic expedition.”

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