Reflections on a trip to The Falkland islands (in the year of the 25th anniversary of the battle), South Georgia, The South Orkney islands, Elephant Island, (where Shackleton’s men spent over 3 months waiting for his return) the Antarctic peninsula, the South Shetland islands and back to Ushuaia, where we started the journey.

In South Georgia we walked the last 3 miles of Shackleton’s journey from Fortuna bay to the Norwegian run Stromness whaling station which he undertook after sailing 800 miles in an open boat and crossing South Georgia on foot.