Henry Worsley will give a lecture at Luther Place Memorial Church on May 11, 2015 to benefit N Street Village.
Henry Worsley is the only person to have ever retraced the two classic polar routes across the Antarctic to the South Pole in the footsteps of Captain Scott, Roald Amundsen and Ernest Shackleton. His two expeditions in 2008 and 2011 crossed the vast expanse of the Ross Ice Shelf, negotiated the steep ascent of the Axel Heiberg and Beardmore glaciers and
then battled the high winds, sub zero temperatures and altitude of the polar plateau, before successfully reaching the South Pole. These expeditions each crossed 900 miles of the Antarctic continent, took over two months to complete and received no outside assistance.
Henry’s captivating lecture tells the stories of the original journeys through the diaries, film footage and vivid photographs of the original pioneering explorers placed alongside those of his two modern expeditions. He will juxtapose the ancient and modern expeditions with their methods of travel, food, equipment, risk, triumph, tragedy and leadership.
Henry is the author of ‘In Shackleton’s Footsteps’ – an account of his 2008