Shackleton's Expedition, 100 Years Later

Descendants of Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton and his courageous team are currently retracing the 1908 'Nimrod' Expedition that saw Shackleton's group come to within 97 m of the South Pole. The group is intent upon finishing the job that their ancestors began, while raising funds for the foundation in Shackleton's name and celebrating the team's achievements.

Shackleton is widely recognized as one of the most inspirational leaders of all time. The Shackleton Foundation has been established in his name with a mission "to support individuals of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds who exemplify the spirit of Sir Ernest Shackleton: inspirational leaders wishing to "make a difference", in particular to the less advantaged". For more information, see

You can follow the groups' movements at

The Shackleton family motto is Fortitudine Vincimus, 'By endurance we conquer'.

Kathy (Shackleton) Hibbert