Shackleton’s legacy and a new route to the pole

Friday, June 22, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Polar pioneer, Ernest Shackleton, trained soldiers to cope with the arctic conditions they would face on deployment to Russia in 1919.

It was a fateful and often overlooked campaign in which almost 2000 Green Howard soldiers from the 6th and 13th Battalions were involved.

Wendy Searle will attempt to forge a brand new route to the South Pole in 2020.  At this special Museum Talk she will explain how Shackleton’s efforts have inspired her own endeavours.

Wendy, a former Communications Director of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, shares experiences of her recent adventures in Greenland, and describes the challenges ahead as she leads her own expedition to the very bottom of the world.

One lucky audience member will be going home in great spirits, thanks to the kind people at The Shackleton Whisky, who have donated a bottle in support of the event.

We’ll draw a name out of the hat on the night, so make sure you are here to be in with a chance of getting your thermal mitts on this quality tipple…


Bookings are closed for this event.