ENDURANCE22

Finding Shackleton’s lost ice ship

On 5th March 2022 the Endurance22 Expedition, organised and funded by the Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust, located the wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s iconic three-masted polar sailing ship, Endurance, which had not been seen since it was crushed by ice in the Weddell Sea in 1915.

The hunt for Shackleton’s lost ice ship

The Expedition

On 3rd February 2022, a major international scientific expedition set sail from Cape Town in the South African polar research vessel, SA Agulhas II, heading for one of the coldest, harshest and most remote locations in the world: the Antarctic. On board were a team of 60 maritime archaeologists, engineers, scientists and sub-sea technicians. Their mission – to find the Endurance, which hadn’t been seen for more than 100 years. Using underwater robots, helicopters and other state-of-the-art technology, the Endurance22 expedition would become the first to locate and survey Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship, which sank in the Weddell Sea in November 1915.

On 3rd February 2022, a major international scientific expedition set sale from Cape Town to explore the Antarctic – one of the coldest, harshest and most remote locations in the world. Their mission was to find the Endurance, which hadn’t been seen for more than 100 years. Using underwater robots, helicopters and other state-of-the-art technology, the Endurance22 expedition was the first to locate and survey Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship which sank in the Weddell Sea in Antarctica in 1915.

In February and March 2022, a major international scientific expedition explored one of the coldest, harshest and most remote locations in the world, in a quest to find the Endurance. Using underwater robots, helicopters and other state-of-the-art technology, the Endurance22 expedition was the first to locate and survey Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship which sank in the Weddell Sea in Antarctica in 1915.

The Search Area

The approximate location of Endurance was logged by the ship’s captain, Frank Worsley, using a sextant and a theodolite at the spot where she eventually sank in 1915, after becoming trapped and eventually crushed by the thick sea ice of the Weddell Sea. The Endurance22 expedition team used this information to get as close as possible to the Endurance wreck site.

Antarctica Map | Endurance22

Endurance Search Area

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Congratulations to the @RCGS_SGRC & the team responsible for the #discovery of #Quest. These elements of the #Shackleton story are helping ensure that his achievements are being recognised and brought to a younger generation.

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Ernest Shackleton’s last ship found in Canadian waters

Geographical society expedition locates Quest, the vessel on which the polar explorer died, 62 years after it sank

www.thetimes.com

Many congratulations to Dr John Shears for being one of three inaugural recipients of the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Explorers Club Visionary Awards, introduced this year to support exceptional explorers in advancing work in science, conservation, sustainability and exploration. 👏

Proud to announce the inaugural recipients of the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Explorers Club Visionary Awards!
🛰️Dante Lauretta
🐢Callie Veelenturf
❄️John Shears

#SchmidtVisionaryAwards #ExplorersClub #TheExplorersClub #ECAD #Grants #Exploration

The internationally renowned @ExplorersClub has awarded their prestigious Citation of Merit Award 2024 to the #Endurance22 Expedition team. The Leader of the Expedition, John Shears, & Deputy Leader, Nico Vincent received the award at The Explorers Club Gala Dinner in New York..

… on Saturday 20 April. The Endurance22 Expedition was funded and organised by the #Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust.

https://t.co/cUdLsGLCf3

On this day in history – 5th March 2022: an expedition organised by the Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust located the wreck of Sir Ernest #Shackleton’s three-master barquentine, Endurance, which was crushed by Antarctic ice and sank on 21 November 1915.

https://t.co/WzlALxU8fa

Congratulations to Endurance22’s Expedition Leader, John Shears & Sub-Sea Manager, Nico Vincent, who are to be presented with “The Citation of Merit” by The @ExplorersClub, a highly prestigious award in recognition of their pivotal roles in the historic discovery of Endurance.

Congratulations to John, Nico & the #End22 team for this well-deserved recognition, & to all the award recipients. The citations will be presented at The Explorers Club’s 120th Annual Dinner in NY on April 20.
In the words of The Explorers Club, “Since 1914, The Explorers Club…

“..has recognized the world’s greatest explorers with exploration’s highest honors. Greely, Amundsen, Nansen — Piccard, Armstrong, Heyerdahl—Goodall, Leakey, Hillary — Roosevelt, Sullivan, Walsh — the history of this Club is written in the legacy of the giants whom we celebrate.”

Calling all #Endurance22 classrooms! On Wed., Jan. 17th at 9:00 a.m. EST, join @SAWeatherServic research scientist Carla-Louise Ramjukadh and @UConnCIRCA physical oceanographer Marc DeVos to discuss data collection in the Weddell Sea. Join here: https://t.co/OzfyEXQ4wU @RGS_IBG

Why not get in the mood for the upcoming Shackleton Autumn School by viewing some recent lectures? Here, from last year, @lornasiggins interviews Mensun Bound of @Endurance_22 @JoannaYBound

Mensun speaks again this year on the history of the Endurance

It’s worth noting that it was from South Georgia that #Shackleton initially set out for #Antarctica and in South Georgia that he ended up after his extraordinary voyage from Elephant Island.

Learn more: https://t.co/nBBZo5kGe6
#Endurance22

The Courier shines a light on the crucial work of the South Georgia Heritage Trust and others in maintaining the human and environmental history of South Georgia to ensure that its stories can continue to be told for generations to come.

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Congratulations to the @RCGS_SGRC & the team responsible for the #discovery of #Quest. These elements of the #Shackleton story are helping ensure that his achievements are being recognised and brought to a younger generation.

Image for twitter card

Ernest Shackleton’s last ship found in Canadian waters

Geographical society expedition locates Quest, the vessel on which the polar explorer died, 62 years after it sank

www.thetimes.com

Many congratulations to Dr John Shears for being one of three inaugural recipients of the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Explorers Club Visionary Awards, introduced this year to support exceptional explorers in advancing work in science, conservation, sustainability and exploration. 👏

Proud to announce the inaugural recipients of the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Explorers Club Visionary Awards!
🛰️Dante Lauretta
🐢Callie Veelenturf
❄️John Shears

#SchmidtVisionaryAwards #ExplorersClub #TheExplorersClub #ECAD #Grants #Exploration

The internationally renowned @ExplorersClub has awarded their prestigious Citation of Merit Award 2024 to the #Endurance22 Expedition team. The Leader of the Expedition, John Shears, & Deputy Leader, Nico Vincent received the award at The Explorers Club Gala Dinner in New York..

… on Saturday 20 April. The Endurance22 Expedition was funded and organised by the #Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust.

https://t.co/cUdLsGLCf3

On this day in history – 5th March 2022: an expedition organised by the Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust located the wreck of Sir Ernest #Shackleton’s three-master barquentine, Endurance, which was crushed by Antarctic ice and sank on 21 November 1915.

https://t.co/WzlALxU8fa

Congratulations to Endurance22’s Expedition Leader, John Shears & Sub-Sea Manager, Nico Vincent, who are to be presented with “The Citation of Merit” by The @ExplorersClub, a highly prestigious award in recognition of their pivotal roles in the historic discovery of Endurance.

Congratulations to John, Nico & the #End22 team for this well-deserved recognition, & to all the award recipients. The citations will be presented at The Explorers Club’s 120th Annual Dinner in NY on April 20.
In the words of The Explorers Club, “Since 1914, The Explorers Club…

“..has recognized the world’s greatest explorers with exploration’s highest honors. Greely, Amundsen, Nansen — Piccard, Armstrong, Heyerdahl—Goodall, Leakey, Hillary — Roosevelt, Sullivan, Walsh — the history of this Club is written in the legacy of the giants whom we celebrate.”

Calling all #Endurance22 classrooms! On Wed., Jan. 17th at 9:00 a.m. EST, join @SAWeatherServic research scientist Carla-Louise Ramjukadh and @UConnCIRCA physical oceanographer Marc DeVos to discuss data collection in the Weddell Sea. Join here: https://t.co/OzfyEXQ4wU @RGS_IBG

Why not get in the mood for the upcoming Shackleton Autumn School by viewing some recent lectures? Here, from last year, @lornasiggins interviews Mensun Bound of @Endurance_22 @JoannaYBound

Mensun speaks again this year on the history of the Endurance

It’s worth noting that it was from South Georgia that #Shackleton initially set out for #Antarctica and in South Georgia that he ended up after his extraordinary voyage from Elephant Island.

Learn more: https://t.co/nBBZo5kGe6
#Endurance22

The Courier shines a light on the crucial work of the South Georgia Heritage Trust and others in maintaining the human and environmental history of South Georgia to ensure that its stories can continue to be told for generations to come.

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