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In the Footsteps of Shipton, Patagonia

Posted on April 21st, 2010
Footsteps Of Shipton

In 1960-61 a team led by Eric Shipton was the first to cross the Patagonian ice cap from North to South, a 48 day, 210km feat of endurance that has never been repeated along the same route.

This December a new team that includes Eric’s son John as well as the first woman to attempt the crossing, will head to Patagonia with the aim of retracing this epic journey using Terra Nova tents as their primary shelter. The reasons for choosing Terra Nova were obvious to the trip organiser, Cory Jones:

“We have used Quasar and Hyperspace tents on extended expeditions before and trust the brand quality. Durable, robust, spacious and easy to put up and repair, what more could you want? We are confident they can withstand the wilds of the Patagonian weather. As we have used them often, we are confident they will go up and stay up in the weather we are expecting!”

The team of four will be taking an extra-tough Heavy Duty Super Quasar and a Heavy Duty Hyperspace tent, dragging them on sledges along with all the other kit they need for this unsupported trek.

More details about this expedition can be found on the website, as well as updates here as they become available.


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