The team celebrated one of the final evenings of the expedition with a Poetry Slam in honor of the Boss himself, Ernest Shackleton.
The seas have been large since leaving South Georgia and today was no exception.
Happy Birthday to Barry Gray on our Shackleton Crossing Team! Keep up the good recovery work.
Even though the biggest part of the expedition was complete, the team had a wonderful and packed day yesterday as they landed at a King Penguin colony to enjoy South Georgia's world renowned biodiversity.
The team completed their Crossing of South Georgia Island yesterday! Early yesterday afternoon the team was picked up by zodiac and rendezvoused with the rest of their shipmates at Fortuna bay where the Plancius was waiting for them.
The Shackleton Crossing team has had a long and grueling day covering roughly 14km across the Fortuna Glacier. However, the sun came out and gave them a welcome opportunity to use their sunscreen, which has been relatively untouched.
If there were one word to describe our team's experience today it would be.... WINDY!
The PolarExplorers team is making their final preparations for the crossing of South Georgia Island as the destination draws nearer.
This morning the crossing of South Georgia Island officially began. The team had a hearty breakfast aboard the Plancius before getting shuttled to shore by zodiac. A welcome party of fur seals, elephant seals, and penguins greeted them as they unloaded and began preparing to travel.
After 6 days of being on the water, the Plancius has finally turned toward the main goal of the expedition, South Georgia Island. As of our last contact with the team at 8pm November 7th (UTC-2), they were approximately 1/3 of the way to South Georgia Island from The Falklands. After leaving the protection of the Falkland Islands, the ship once again entered into big seas, but with their sea legs still strong, no one on board have had trouble with the rolling and bucking of the ship.
Below you'll find two of our recent Audio Updates. Parts of the calls are garbled, but still very interesting to hear.