Shackleton's descendants reach pole

THREE descendants of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team have completed their ancestors' abandoned expedition to the South Pole.The adventurers, including Suffolk resident Henry Adams, are expected to reached the end of their gruelling 900-mile journey at 9am British time.

THREE descendants of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team have completed their ancestors' abandoned expedition to the South Pole.

The adventurers, including Suffolk resident Henry Adams, reached the end of their gruelling 900-mile journey on Saturday.

It marks a momentous effort 100 years on from their forebears pioneering expedition, which had to be cancelled 97 miles from the pole in the face of howling icy blizzards and dwindling rations.

Suffolk explorer Mr Adams, 33, a shipping lawyer from Badingham, near Framlingham, is the great grandson of Jameson Adams, Shackleton's number two on the unsuccessful expedition.


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The Matrix Shakleton Centenary Expedition is being used to launch a �10million Shackleton Foundation, which will fund projects that embody the explorer's spirit and hunger for “calculated risk”.

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