Descendants of two great explorers will be Experts-in-Residence on February 2013 voyage.
Quark Expeditions, the leader in polar adventures, has announced Jonathan Shackleton (cousin of Sir Ernest Shackleton) and Falcon Scott (grandson of Robert Falcon Scott) will be guest lecturers aboard the 11-day Antarctic Explorer voyage, departing 9 February 2013 from
. Ushuaia, Argentina
Shackleton and Scott will join the voyage as part of a unique Expert-in-Residence program available exclusively aboard the Ocean Diamond featuring noted scientists, photographers and historians, renowned for their expertise in the
Their lectures will add additional insight to the voyage and will afford passengers
the opportunity to experience the expedition with them in an intimate and
conversational environment as well as within the context of the lecture theatre.
Jonathan Shackleton is a leading expert on the life and achievements of Ernest Shackleton and he is author of Shackleton: An Irishman in Antarctica and The Shackletons of Ballitore (1580-1987). Falcon Scott maintains a longtime interest in the Antarctic and his grandfather's expeditions, and recently spent more than a month in Antarctica working with
Antarctic Heritage Trust as a restoration carpenter to weather-proof his
grandfather’s famous expedition base hut. New Zealand
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent – 11 days from £5,370 for a twin. Quark is currently offering a special promotion on this voyage: book one passenger and the second saves 50% on this voyage or any Quark 2012.13 Antarctic voyage if reserved before 30 November 2012. For more information visit www.quarkexpeditions.com or call 0808 120 2333