Julian Dowdeswell of SPRI is heading up a team of scientists on board SA Agulhas II currently en route for the Weddell Sea. One of the most ambitious Polar expeditions in recent years, the scientists will try to discover why a trillion-tonne iceberg the size of Northumberland broke off the ice shelf and floated 28 miles (45km) last year. They also aim to search for the wreck of Endurance, crushed in ice more than 100 years ago.
Henry Worsley returns to Grytviken on the glorious island of South Georgia
Ice Tracks is honoured to be taking the ashes of a great polar hero, who tragically lost his life traversing Antarctica, to be laid to rest in Grytviken, South Georgia.
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