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Endurance shipwreck - The stern of the Endurance with the name and emblematic polestar - Endurance22

9 March 2022

Ladies and Gentlemen, I don’t know how else to say this, so I am going to come straight to the point. We have found the wreck of the Endurance! ...
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Crossing the Southern Atlantic Ocean with higher waves today on Endurance22 expedition, on board S.A. Agulhas II

10 February 2022

Little to report.  We are still racing south by southwest through unruffled seas at a highly respectable 16.7 knots. Our days have become fairly routine.  We self-test for Covid ...
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The Sea ice team discuss flight operation on board S.A. Agulhas II - Endurance22

9 February 2022

Actually, now I think of it, we will not be seeing any shores at all on this trip.  Although we will be deep within the embrace of the Weddell ...
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High waves hit the bow of S.A. Agulhas II - Endurance22 expedition

8 February 2022

It was the storm that wasn’t.  What the mate of this ship in 2019 used to call ‘a brouhaha about nothing.’  Yes, she was slamming and for a while, ...
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Simon Frederick Ligthelm, ice pilot (right) and Mensun Bound, director of exploration (left) of Endurance22 expedition discuss the weather and ice conditions

7 February 2022

Our lives are now slipping into routines.  The scientists have their routines, the meteorologists and subsea teams have theirs, and so on.  For John and myself, it seems to ...
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Agulhas II first day at sea on Endurance22 expedition sailing into the sunset

6 February 2022

Our first full day at sea.  Open skies.  Ship pounding along at 18 knots.  Like rhinestone cowboys (as Glen Campbell used to sing), we are on the way to ...
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Mensun Bound explores the history of Shackleton's Endurance Expedition

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Mensun Bound Interview with Education Outreach Partner, Reach The World

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