Matrix Shackleton Centenary Expedition

Six descendants of the famous British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton have decided to follow in the footsteps of their illustrious forebear and recreate in 2009 what was called the ‘Nimrod Expedition' back in 1909. Their aim is to finish off the job begun a century ago by the "Boss".

Follow-up

Below are all the news we published about the Matrix Shackleton Centenary Expedition expedition

  • Matrix Shackleton reaches the South Pole…

    Published on 18.01.2009

    The two teams from the Matrix Shackleton Centenary Expedition have both arrived at the Pole, just a few hours apart, with the pleasant feeling of a job well done.

  • They’ve met!

    Published on 11.01.2009

    Now that the two teams have joined up successfully at Mile 97, there are 6 of them out there on the ice instead of three. So now it's full steam ahead for the Pole: "To finish the job off', as they say.

  • Strength being sapped as the problems increase…

    Published on 06.01.2009

    Perhaps more than the other expeditions this season, the Matrix Shackleton Centenary Expedition is experiencing quite a few difficulties in making its way across the polar plateau. "It really is a completely different world," they tell us...

  • Five days behind Shackleton

    Published on 29.12.2008

    The members of the Matrix Shackleton Centenary expedition have fallen behind the famous explorer's schedule, but they should be able to make up the time without too much difficulty.

  • A somewhat difficult week

    Published on 22.12.2008

    The men of the Matrix Shackleton Centenary Expedition are in the process of negotiating the 160-km uphill section of Beardmore Glacier. This is a field of blue ice that requires the daily use of crampons.

  • The gateway to the Pole lies ahead!

    Published on 17.12.2008

    Reading the dispatches sent back by the Matrix Shackleton Centenary expedition, you can't help but be caught up in flashbacks and go back to the era of those incredible pioneers who first opened up the way to the South Pole a century ago. It's pretty powerful stuff!

  • A real adventure in history

    Published on 09.12.2008

    Virtually every day the dispatches being sent back from the Matrix Shackleton Centenary expedition hark back to some of the great moments in Antarctic history. What a treat!

  • A few tough days and then they’re off again!

    Published on 05.12.2008

    Bad weather has forced Henry Worlsey, Will Gow and Henry Adams to stay in their tent.

  • Great progress!

    Published on 27.11.2008

    The relatively mild weather conditions prevailing during the early days of the Antarctic season have enabled our adventurers to make good progress. You can never take anything for granted in the Antarctic, though, and you have to make the most out of the good conditions to cover as many kilometres as you can.

  • A tumultuous departure!

    Published on 19.11.2008

    Little wonder that the people at McMurdo provided the best possible reception to the 'Shackleton Centenary' expedition, because it is just the 4th expedition in history to set out from there (Hut Point) to head for the South Pole!

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