Shackleton Hike, Fortuna Bay to Stromness

Mar 01, 2018 - National Geographic Orion


The morning got off to a very bright sunrise with mirror seas as we approached our first location, namely Fortuna Bay and the starting point of the final leg of Shackleton’s hike across South Georgia on the 15th and 16th of May 1916.

The weather in the afternoon turned to rain but it did not stop us from landing at Grytviken where “the Boss” shook off his mortal coil, so consequently suitable toasts were made at Shackleton’s grave (and that of Frank Worsley) by our very own National Geographic Orion stand-in Peter.

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Chris Croxson

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Following a distinguished business career with Unilever PLC, Chris obtained a master’s degree in marine biology at the National Oceanography Centre (NOCS) at Southampton University in the U.K. and graduated in 2007 with first-class honours. From there he attended a post-graduate certificate of education course and taught high school biology.  

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Growing up in a military family, Mark Coger has been traveling most of his life.  While living in Japan, he developed his passion for videography.  He began his venture in the field of video production by filming numerous events for a local high school and the military community before moving to Southern California, where he obtained his degree in filmmaking at California State University Northridge.  From there, he went on to produce and direct his first major short film, An American Journalist which was screened at the Method Film Festival.

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