Jonathan Shackleton (cousin of Sir Ernest Shackleton) and Falcon Scott (grandson of Robert Falcon Scott) are currently on Quark's 11-day Antarctic Explorer voyage, February 9, 2013, Ocean Diamond Voyage to Antarctica. Their first landing in Antarctica took place on Feb. 12th , 2013 and Scott and Shackleton were on the continent together for the first time. A film crew from NBC's Today Show caught them shaking hands and Scott said to Shackleton "Welcome to my continent", which got lots of laughs and set the tone for the landing.
Both are guest lecturers as part of Quark's exclusive Experts in Residence Program. Their lectures will add an extra layer of interest and insight to the voyage and will afford passengers the opportunity to experience the expedition in an intimate and conversational environment.
Stay tuned for more photos & updates about the voyage and airing dates for the NBC program.
About Jonathan Shackleton: Jonathan Shackleton is a leading expert on the life and achievements of Ernest Shackleton and authored Shackleton: An Irishman in Antarctica and The Shackletons of Ballitore (1580-1987).
About Falcon Scott : Falcon Scott maintains a longtime interest in the Antarctic and his grandfather's expeditions, and recently spent more than one month in Antarctica working with New Zealand's Antarctic Heritage Trust to weather-proof his grandfather's famous expedition base hut.