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Century-old negatives reveal images of historic Antarctic expedition

Century-old negatives reveal images of historic Antarctic expedition WELLINGTON, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand conservators have retrieved images from century-old photographic negatives found in the hut of one of the early European Antarctic explorers, the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust announced Tuesday. The cellulose nitrate negatives were found stuck together in the darkroom of British explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition base at Cape Evans in Antarctica, according to the trust.

Explorers complete Shackleton's epic Antarctic journey

A team of exhausted but elated explorers successfully recreated Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic survival journey Monday, completing a three-day climb across mountains despite a treacherous blizzard. Expedition leader Tim Jarvis and Barry Gray reached the old whaling station at Stromness early Monday after a 900-metre (2,950-foot) climb over the mountainous interior of South Georgia.

Explorers complete Shackleton's epic Antarctic journey

A team of exhausted but elated explorers successfully recreated Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic survival journey Monday, completing a three-day climb across mountains despite a treacherous blizzard. Expedition leader Tim Jarvis and Barry Gray reached the old whaling station at Stromness early Monday (2245 GMT Sunday) after a 900-metre (2,950-foot) climb over the mountainous interior of South Georgia.

Wild weather strands Shackleton adventurers

Two adventurers attempting to recreate an epic 1916 Antarctic expedition by Ernest Shackleton were Saturday stranded on a plateau above a glacier after wild weather hit the final leg of their journey. British-Australian expedition leader Tim Jarvis and mountaineer Barry Gray were stuck at Shackleton's Gap, but had assured their team that they were doing well, although cold and wet, and would continue when the weather clears.

Shackleton Antarctic bid makes landfall

An exhausted British-Australian expedition recreating Ernest Shackleton's 1916 crossing of the Southern Ocean in a small boat made landfall Monday after a perilous 12-day journey. Led by renowned adventurer Tim Jarvis, the team of six reached Peggotty Bluff on rugged South Georgia, where they landed their vessel in the same place Shackleton and his men beached the James Caird nearly 100 years ago. The next leg will see three of the team tackle a two-day climb to 900 metres (2,950 feet) over the mountainous, crevassed interior of South Georgia.
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