Here's a letter from one of our supporters. The Rt. Hon. Tessa Jowell MP is the Minister for the Olympics and London, and is also MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, the constituency of Shackleton's school, Dulwich College.
"I am proud to offer my support for such a bold and exciting venture. The family links between the original expedition of 1908/09 and the current team a century later make it a unique mission, and I hope that they are successful in achieving their aims.
The Olympic Games presents a unique challenge to athletes which is so similar to the challenges to which Shackleton so magnificently rose. Watching people challenge their limits and surpassing them is both laudable and compelling, and offers a useful wider lesson to us all to keep challenging ourselves.
I wish all those involved in the expedition every success."
With all best wishes,
Rt Hon. Tessa Jowell
Minister for the Olympics and London
Member of Parliament for Dulwich and West Norwood
Posted by Tim Fright on June 2, 2007 8:07 PM