Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

British explorers copy Shackleton (BBC News)
Three British descendants of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team will celebrate Christmas Day in the same manner as the explorers did 100 year ago.
Henry Worsley, 47, Henry Adams, 33, and Will Gow, 35, are in the Antarctic, attempting to complete Shackleton's failed expedition to the South Pole.
The trio will have cigars and a spoonful of creme de menthe, as their ancestors did.
The men are 43 days into their 80-day Matrix Shackleton Centenary Expedition.
They are currently 300 nautical miles from the South Pole, having completed a 1,500ft climb to the top of the Shackleton Ice Falls.

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