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Treading in Sir Earnest Shackleton’s Footsteps

Posted on March 26th, 2014

Terra Nova supports an historic expedition marking the 100th anniversary of Sir Earnest Shackleton’s attempt to cross Antarctica.

The Imperial Trans Antarctic Centenary Expedition 2014 proposed to carry out ’unfinished business’ and cross the Antarctic continent in line with Shackleton’s plans. Shackleton’s expedition in 1914 was a futuristic attempt to be the first to cross Antarctica via the South Pole. In the event his boat Endurance became trapped in the ice. His proposed route has never been attempted again.

With the prospect of facing severe conditions, the team approached Terra Nova and selected Terra Firma and Hyperspace tents and Extremities gloves and socks to protect them from the elements.

Pauline sewing one of the tents for the expedition

Pauline sewing one of the tents for the expedition

 

Stewart Stirling, Team Leader for the expedition visited Terra Nova recently and saw the tents being made in the company’s Derbyshire factory.

He said

‘We chose Terra Nova tents and extremities because we wanted quality tents and clothing accessories with trusted pedigrees that were British.  Terra Nova Equipment, with their numerous awards and track record fill this criteria. I am fully confident that the kit will perform well during the lengthy Antarctic expedition, especially after visiting Terra Nova’s premises where I met staff and saw our tents being made.’

 

The team hasconducted some training expeditions including one to Scotland in February and Greenland in April where they spent 30 days traversing the Greenland icecap.

Battling against the wind in Scotland

Pitching tents during their Scottish trip.
John Pickles Photography

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