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Please help us to raise funds for this 900 mile journey by ski across some of the world's most inhospitable terrain. The Expedition will last about 90 days in freezing conditions in the white desert of Antarctica. We will be totally self-sufficient, responsible for all our own decsions and route finding.

We will set out on October 29th, 2008 to follow in our ancestors' footsteps, and recreate Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1909 Nimrod Expedition, originally intended to be the first expedition to the South Pole.

The original team got to within ninety-seven miles of the Pole on January 9th, 2009 before being forced back: one hundred years later we hope to ski 900 miles across Antarctica to the same point and then continue onto the South Pole, and in so doing, finish the business our forefathers began.

Our efforts go towards establishing a new charity called The Shackleton Foundation.

You will be able to track our daily progess on the website:


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Raising money for

Shackleton Foundation

Shackleton Foundation

Charity Registration No. 1118686

The Shackleton Foundation supports individuals of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds who exemplify the spirit of Sir Ernest Shackleton: inspirational leaders wishing to "make a difference", in particular to the less advantaged.

Donations 154

Well done from everybody at BBC Hereford and Worcester

Donation by Nicola Goodwin on 27/01/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

well done - amazing !

Donation by Diana Wick on 26/01/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Many congratulations to both teams; and to the support team - I will miss the compelling daily reports.

Donation by James Eadie on 26/01/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Well Done – Huge achievement and hope the Foundation benefits significantly as a result

Donation by David Seel on 26/01/09

£1,000.00

Well done! Wish I'd heard about this eariler. We were lucky enough to visit Antarctica last yr and I'd like to return.

Donation by Viv Carline & Val Moody on 24/01/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Wonderful! and what a very special boost for our Best Man, Dick Worsley

Donation by Ralph and Ros Stewart-Wilson on 24/01/09

£60.00

+ £16.92 Gift Aid

What an amazing achievement! Many congratulations to the team. David would have been thrilled.

Donation by Suzie Williams and family on 22/01/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Fantastic achievement, well done the entire team

Donation by Jamie and Carolyn Balfour on 22/01/09

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Congratulations! what an achievement

Donation by Caroline & Richard Harraway on 22/01/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Well done!

Donation by Anonymous on 21/01/09

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Fantastic achievement: warmest (sic! ) congratulations.

Donation by Jenny & Anthony L on 21/01/09

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Congratualtions on a well organised and safe expedition that achieved its goals after an awe inspiring journey across a most unforgiving continent

Donation by Graham Sutliffe on 21/01/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Well done! A great effort.

Donation by Christopher White on 21/01/09

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Congratulations. We knew you would do it!

Donation by Caroline Southesk on 21/01/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Awe-inspiring success! Safe home journey!

Donation by Anonymous on 21/01/09

£10.00

Inspiring achievement and great snow beards

Donation by Tom Rose on 21/01/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

A tremendous achievement. Well done guys. Nothing but respect for you. Well, maybe jealousy! Safe journey home.

Donation by Keith Robins on 20/01/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Nearly there, Henry. Well done indeed! Much love Vanessa. x

Donation by Vanessa McDonald on 20/01/09

£150.00

+ £42.31 Gift Aid

heartiest congratulations on a wonderful achievement

Donation by david gray on 20/01/09

£80.00

+ £22.56 Gift Aid

Very well done, all of you!

Donation by Anonymous on 20/01/09

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Well done

Donation by Ann Wood J Dell's grand-daughter on 20/01/09

£50.00

Fantastic acheivement in a memorable year for all Shackleton fans.

Donation by Robin Shackleton on 19/01/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well done. The Daily Reports were superb.

Donation by Mark Waring on 19/01/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Well done David and all, and good luck tomorrow on the final push! So impressed by your endeavours.

Donation by Matthew Charlton on 19/01/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

What an achievement and we will miss your daily reports. Henry - look forward to seeing in Berlin for your keynote at IHIF!

Donation by Jonathan & Laura Worsley and Family on 19/01/09

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£18,038.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£18,038.00
  • Gift Aid£3,723.92

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