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We're visiting Antarctica in Feb 2019, I've got time to read up on some of the grueling expeditions. Found this after a quick search, does anyone suggest others?

https://www.amazon.com/Shackle...ackelton%27s+journey

I'm pretty sure our ship plans to stop on South Georgia to visit his grave, but all shore excursions are weather dependent.
 
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Endurance by Alfred Lansing. Terrific book.


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"Endurance"!


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Visiting Antarctica?

I didn’t even know this was a thing.


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Thanks for the book recommendation, my library is getting it for me.

There are several tour companies that sail out of southern Argentina. An SF member suggested Tauck, here's what we're taking end of Feb (summer in the southern hemisphere):

http://www.tauck.com/tours/ant...-cruise-xr-2019.aspx

The "Penguin Post Office" program is what got me interested a few years ago:

https://www.pbs.org/video/nature-penguin-post-office/
 
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