Shackleton Centenary Expedition

Sponsored by Matrix & Timberland

School poster

A very creditable 13.1 nm achieved today. Listen to Henry Worsley's report describing the sheer scale of the Ross Ice Shelf. Shackleton refers to it as well in his diary entry 100 years ago.

Daily Report Sponsorship

If you would like your company to get a mention in the daily report live from Antarctica, combined with a logo and link in the email bulletin (currently 2,638 subscribers and growing) and on the website, please contact me. A £100 donation to the Shackleton Foundation will secure a unique opportunity!

Other Fundraising Ideas

I am working on some other ideas for raising funds for The Foundation during the expedition, including a Christmas Day Sweepstake, involving predicting where you think the team will be on Christmas Night. Any other fundraising ideas would be welcomed. Watch this space!


As I mentioned a couple of days ago, we are keen to publicise this expedition to children in schools in the 11-18 age range. The history, geography, environment and leadership aspects of this expedition lend themselves to the young of today.

I have created a poster designed to be put on to school noticeboards. It is downloadable from the website and is available in A3 and A4. Could you please pass this email to anyone involved in education or to your children, and get them all to print out the poster and pin it to their noticeboard? In due course, we will be making the expedition team available to come and give lectures to schools, and we believe that engendering interest while the expedition is "live" will enhance the children's experience. Many Thanks!

Website Map

I have changed the map on the front of the website to more accurately represent the route and have added some more features to it. Enjoy! There is also now a link to the detailed map on the website homepage.

Posted by SCE on November 25, 2008 3:57 PM