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A family connection to George Marston, the expedition's official artist

George Marston twice accompanied Ernest Shackleton to the Antarctic, first on the British Antarctic 'Nimrod' Expedition (1907-1909) and later on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic 'Endurance' Expedition (1914-1917).

Puntland: to the lighthouse on the tip of the Horn of Africa - James Willcox

James travelled to the Horn of Africa in search of a lighthouse that might not even exist. This is a journey that goes to the heart of why we wish to explore.

A Persian pursuit - Shirin Shabestari

Born in Iran, Shirin spent most of her childhood trekking with her father; however, her most life-changing journey was to go from being a full-time mum to leading an expedition to climb Iran’s highest peak, the 5,671m high Damavand. This was a journey intent on changing perceptions about modern day Iran, its people and its heritage.

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