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Following Shackleton, among giant glaciers, sea lions and penguins that go batting

On December 5, 1914, she left the port of Gritviken on the island of South GeorgiaThe ship "Endurance" under the command of Ernest Shackleton. Shackleton's plan, explorer, adventurer and born leader, was to cross the Antarctic continent via the South Pole on foot and in dog sleds. The expedition never reached Antarctica, but the story of its epic survival against all odds, became a cult. 


On December 8, 2014, exactly one hundred years later, our ship "Flensius" docked in the port of Gritviken, on its way to Antarctica.  I was excited. After Roald Amundsen and Robert Scott, the two legendary South Pole explorers, in recent years Shackleton has been my hero. The journey that followed led us through landscapes  Dramatic, limitless beauty and wonderful nature where millions of penguins of various species, lions and elephant seals and seabirds live in a sort of southern Jurassic park. 

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Photographs:Siegfried Waldhack

© Galia Guttman 2014

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