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Conversation with Shackleton and Scott

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On Oct.10 2013 Quark Expeditions hosted a webinar with descendants of famed Polar explorers, Jonathan Shackleton (cousin of Sir Ernest Shackleton) and Falcon Scott (grandson of Captain Robert Falcon Scott). Together they speak about about their ancestors’ Antarctic explorations, their successes and failures.

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Scott vs. Amundsen: Keep Calm and Eat your Veggies

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By Rachel Hilton, VP Marketing & Product

In May of 2013, I had the pleasure of attending a preview of the Royal BC Museum’s current exhibit, Race to the End of the Earth, which recounts Scott and Amundsen’s separate journeys through Antarctica in the contest to reach the South Pole. Quark Expeditions was one of the sponsors of the exhibition.

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Guest Post: To Antarctica with Jonathan Shackleton

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A Guest post from Falcon Scott

Making a journey to Antarctica is a lifetime experience for anyone, but once you’ve been it actually draws you back. It's hard to say exactly what it is that makes you feel this way. Even after three adventures to the Antarctic, every trip has been like my first – a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

 

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Great Scott! Falcon Scott is joining Quark Expeditions on several 2013.14 Antarctic voyages

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This just in: Falcon Scott, grandson of famed Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott, will be reuniting with Sir Ernest Shackleton’s cousin, Jonathan Shackleton, on four Quark voyages this Antarctic season.

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100 Years Later with Shackleton and Scott

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“Excuse me... Jonathan? Falcon? I’m Karine from Quark!”

That’s how I met Jonathan Shackleton and Falcon Scott for the first time. I wasn’t expecting to meet them until we boarded the ship, but as it turned out I was standing next to them on a shuttle bus from the airport terminal to the plane headed to Ushuaia. It was Friday, February 8, 2013.

I’d been speaking with and emailing Jonathan and Falcon for months, organizing their time with Quark on the Ocean Diamond as our “Experts-in-Residence” for this voyage. We shook hands and Jonathan quickly gave me a double kiss on the cheeks and said, “Lovely to meet you.”

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Falcon Scott in the Aitcho Islands with Quark Expeditions

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Falcon Scott on Zodiac in the Aitcho Islands, South Shetland Islands.

From the Feb 9th, 2013 Antarctic Explorer voyage aboard the Ocean Diamond, with special guests Falcon Scott and Jonathan Shackleton (relatives of the famous Antarctic explorers!). Read more about this amazing voyage with Scott and Shackleton here.

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