Useful Links

Royal Geographical Society

The learned society & professional body for geography & geographers.

James Caird Society

The James Caird Society, established in 1994 and a registered charity, is the only institution that exists to preserve the memory, honour the remarkable feats of discovery in the Antarctic and commend the outstanding qualities of leadership associated with the name of Sir Ernest Shackleton, KCVO (l874-l922).

Athy Heritage Centre

Athy is a designated Heritage Town of Ireland and the Athy Heritage Centre-Museum focuses on the history of Athy, where Ernest Shackleton was born, and the surrounding area.

Adventure Under Sail

Experience the challenge and the excitement of real tall ships adventures. Discover your true self, learn life skills, gain new confidence and make friendships that will last a lifetime.

The Shackleton 100

Be one of a select group of adventurers A “Once In A Lifetime” exclusive voyage to Antarctica in February 2015. Limited places available on this celebration of Shackleton’s epic story of survival.

The Explorers Museum

This not for profit venture will serve to promote exploration through recognition of significant expeditions and discoveries.

Scott Polar Research Institute

The Scott Polar Research Institute was founded in 1920, in Cambridge, as a memorial to Captain Robert Falcon Scott, RN, and his four companions, who died returning from the South Pole in 1912.

American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions.

Tim Jarvis website

Tim Jarvis is well-known for his Antarctic expeditions and recreations of the expeditions of Mawson and Shackleton. He is active on so many projects, just see for yourself!

Detroit Zoo

Detroit Zoo is hosting the Shackleton Exhibition from Spring 2016.

Michael Smith, Antarctic writer

Michael Smith has written many books about Antarctic exploration, including ‘Unsung Hero’ and ‘Shackleton’.

Cool Antarctica

A great website for all thing Antarctic! Info, pictures, profiles and much more.


National Maritime Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich

The NMM page on Shackleton with Q&A format information, as well as information on Capt. Scott, Antarctica  and other expeditions south.


Blog and Twitter ‘novel’, posted in real time, following the story of the ‘Endurance expedition’ 100 years on.

Seb Coulthard

Seb Coultard: Expedition Engineering: Explorer, James Caird re-creator, gentleman, FRGS.

Antarctic Report

Antarctic Report is an online portal based in Auckland, New Zealand with information and news about all things on Antarctica and the Southern Ocean–all sorts of scientific enquiry, photography, politics and stories. 

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