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.


Shackleton's Legacy Museum Talk