Henry Worsley returns to Grytviken on the glorious island of South Georgia
Ice Tracks is honoured to be taking the ashes of a great polar hero, who tragically lost his life traversing Antarctica, to be laid to rest in Grytviken, South Georgia.
Here amongst sailors and whalers lies Henry’s hero, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his right hand man, Frank Wild, whose remains we returned five years ago to be buried alongside his beloved ‘Boss’.
The South Georgia government have generously consented to this venture and have agreed to the installation of a plaque in the Whaler’s Church to commemorate a much loved man who strode in the footsteps of Scott, Amundsen and Shackleton.
We plan to celebrate Henry’s life on this special 18 night commemorative voyage. Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina on 30th November 2017, we will sail via the Falklands to the gateway of Antarctica, South Georgia where we will hold a service in the Whaler’s Church, the same church in which Shackleton’s funeral took place. We will then head South to Antarctica, the continent that Henry so loved.
Ice Tracks Expeditions is truly honoured to be making this journey, and hope that many of Henry’s family, friends and admirers will join us on this very special commemorative voyage to celebrate Henry and his love of Antarctica.