‘In the Footsteps of Polar Giants’ | A Lecture in Aid of the Shackleton Foundation

Held on Tuesday 23 April 2013 at the Royal Geographic Society

Thanks to everyone who attended ‘In the Footsteps of Polar Giants’, our lecture at the Royal Geographic Society on the 23rd April. The event was a huge success! Henry Worsley delivered an inspirational presentation and the event raised over £19,000 for the Shackleton Foundation. Thanks also to Novae Insurance who generously sponsored the lecture.

The audience travelled in the footsteps of Shackleton, Scott and Amundsen across the Ross Ice Shelf, up the Axel Heiberg and Beardmore glaciers and over the polar plateau – through the film, diaries and photos of the original journeys juxtaposed with the modern centenary expeditions of Henry Worsley, the only person ever to have retraced both those original routes to the South Pole.

All proceeds from ticket sales from the lecture went to the Shackleton Foundation.