As you might have noticed - our interactive map has been moved.
We wanted to show you that our focus has changed from the Expedition to the Foundation. If you're looking for the map, and want to listen to those daily broadcasts from Antarctica click here
Timberland have been a source of outstanding help, creating a range of performance clothing for us which we will use down in Antarctica. Here is Louise Barnes of Timberland, explaining why they got involved:
"The shared values of authenticity, individual challenge and conquest of the outdoors, combined with a clear commitment to the environment means the Shackleton Centenary Expedition has an excellent fit with Timberland.
The outdoors is and always has been a fundamental part of Timberland's DNA and this expedition is a great opportunity to showcase Timberland in an outdoor environment. The expedition members will be relying on bespoke technical apparel to withstand tough Antarctic conditions; this is an ideal vehicle for us to prove our outdoor capabilities in the most extreme of environments. The authenticity and heritage of the original expedition has also given us unique design inspiration for a casual collection that encapsulates the spirit of Shackleton and the heroism of his men.
Timberland is committed to manufacturing products and conducting business in an environmentally and socially responsible way. The scientific arm of the expedition underscores our commitment to the environment. Blue ice samples taken along the expedition route will help scientists understand the effects of global warming over the last 100 years, from 1908 to 2008."
Louise Barnes, European Marketing Director, Timberland.
The British Schools Exploring Society have been kind enough to write an article all about us on their website. Their programme combines best practice from business management, sports coaching and leadership training models providing young people with a solid grounding in leadership theory; with the chance to practice the soft and hard skills of leadership.
The programme is delivered over six months through three pre-expedition weekends and a five week expedition. All the training is extremely practical, incorporating real and role-play projects that relate to expedition planning, the delivery of scientific fieldwork and the safe running of adventure activities in an expedition environment.
Will writes: "I was assistant leader on their Arctic Norway 2002 Expedition - it is a fantastic organization originally created by Murray Levick, the doctor on Scott's Terra Nova expedition, and enables teenagers between 16-19 to experience wildernesses and develop leadership and teamwork skills with other teenagers from different backgrounds.
The British Schools Exploring Society provides a great breeding ground for expeditioning - from the fundraising to the actual journey itself."
Click here to see their article.
Henry Worsley recently gave an interview to the Adventurist website, you can click the link below to read what he said:
It's great to see that more and more people are coming on board - we appreciate everyone's interest and support - we are always eager to talk to people interested in our cause.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us here at the SCE if you have any questions regarding our project - our contact details are at the bottom of the website.
We are in the midst of a website re-vamp - over the coming weeks and months you will start to see a completely different website.
We've done pretty well so far - including being designated 'charity website of the month' late last year, but everyone felt that we needed to turn things up a notch or two. Bearing that in mind, we are glad to be working with the guys at Erskine Design, and we hope that you like the end result.
Watch this space...
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