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Antarctic Explorer

The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, known for its daring polar expeditions, ran roughly from the late 19th century to 1922. We have a special connection to these early Antarctic explorers. In fact, UKAHT’s vice patron is Alexandra Shackleton, the granddaughter of one of the most renowned explorers of this era, Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Since our foundation, the charity has been instrumental in Heroic Era restoration projects. This work includes preserving precious artefacts, like the sledging flag that belonged to Captain Robert Falcon Scott, the first British explorer to reach the South Pole. We also led the conservation plan to look after Shackleton’s legendary shipwreck, the Endurance. You can see a ship just like it in the background of the filter on TikTok.

The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration stands as a testament to the fearless spirit of exploration that has left an enduring legacy in the frozen landscapes of Antarctica.

Learn more: Endurance is found

Wearing Antarctica is a project by The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust. UKAHT aims to make our shared Antarctic heritage accessible to all, whether from the sofa or the ship. Find out more on our website.

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