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Endurance22 will reach the world
British polar explorer, Dr John Shears (pictured here with Weddell Seals during the expedition in 2022) led the Endurance22 Expedition. (Photo ©Frederic Bassemayousse)
British polar explorer, Dr John Shears (pictured here with Adelie penguins beside SA Agulhas II during the Weddell Sea Expedition 2019) will be leading the Endurance22 expedition.
In line with its key aim – to inform and educate people about the maritime history of the Falkland Islands and neighbouring seas – FMHT ensured that the entire Endurance22 expedition was shared around the world via a unique link up with the US-based educational organisation Reach the World, which specialises in putting young people in direct contact with modern explorers.
Reach The World had exclusive access to the mission and connected a global network of students to the SA Agulhas II and the searchers on the Antarctic ice. This will ensure that the lessons to be learned from Sir Ernest Shackleton’s amazing and heroic escape from the jaws of an icy death 106 years ago will be made available to the youth of 2022 and beyond.
FMHT Trustee and Director of Exploration for Endurance22, Mensun Bound, with Expedition leader, Dr John Shears, (pictured next to S.A. Agulhas II during the Endurance22 expedition). (Photo by Esther Horvath)
Director of Exploration for Endurance22 and FMHT Trustee, Mensun Bound, with Tim Jacob, Director of the Traveler Program for Reach the World (pictured here next to S.A. Agulhas II holding The Explorers Club flag). (Photo ©Frederic Bassemayousse)
Says FMHT Chairman, Donald Lamont: “It is a great privilege for the Trust to manage an expedition that will bring to young people around the world the story of Ernest Shackleton, his ship, and the men who sailed with him into the fierce and still largely unknown environment of Antarctica. The stories of their struggle to survive, have resonance for all of us today.
It is also a strange quirk of history that only three days after Shackleton sailed from Grytviken, a British Fleet engaged and defeated a German fleet off the coast of the Falkland Islands, an event to which the Trust has also been able to draw the attention of new audiences.”
If you would like to learn more about Reach the World, visit www.reachtheworld.org/endurance22
Follow the Endurance22 Expedition on the official Endurance22 website.