Centenaries in Antarctica - great podcast from BBC Radio 4

Inspiring stuff this week on BBC Radio 4’s Excess Baggage travel programme – Antarctica conversation about two centenary adventures to the South Pole. 

The writer Adrian Mourby cruised from New Zealand to visit Cape Denisoun, one hundred years after the great Australian explorer Douglas Mawson’s expedition there. Lieutenant Colonel Henry Worsley also recounts his epic journey, which followed Shackleton’s Nimrod Expedition. The British Army officer, who is related to one of the original expedition's party, retraced the great explorer’s footsteps, arriving exactly 100 years to the day at the spot where Shackleton decided to abort his attempt on the South Pole and return back to safety.

Have a listen to the programme here, or you can download it on itunes. Speaking of itunes – look out for our free app coming soon, with our great website content, trip info, booking engine and some other goodies all wrapped up in a neat little package. It will be available – free! – for ipads, iphones and ipod touch in April.

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