Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Lindblad Explorers gearing up for South Georgia traverse

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The sons of two iconic exploration pioneers – Peter Hillary and Jamling Tenzing Norgay – will be joined by Jeremy Lindblad to recreate the historic 50km South Georgia traverse in celebration of Lindblad’s 50th year expedition anniversary. This spectacular adventure will include a historic rendezvous of National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Orion for the final six-kilometre stretch of the route and a celebratory Explorer’s Masked Ball.

Guests can meet the explorers onboard National Geographic Orion, departing Ushuaia (Argentina) on 24 October 2016, and National Geographic Explorer, departing two days later. Accomplished mountaineers are invited to submit their climbing credentials to be considered to join the entire 3-day traverse. All other guests on both ships will be invited to hike the final 6 kilometres from Fortuna Bay to Stromness Bay alongside Hillary, Norgay and Lindblad.

Lindblad guests on this extraordinary cruise will also get up close and personal with South Georgia and The Falklands’ incredible wildlife such as king penguins, seals and albatross.

Webinar with Peter Hillary
For all interested mountaineers and exploration fans, Peter Hillary will be hosting a webinar and talk about his past and upcoming adventures on Thursday, August 4th at 9am (AU), 11am (NZ). Webinar link:  https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1111623

Special offer available
Guest who book now receive a AU$1,000 special savings offer per person plus free round-trip charter airfares Buenos Aires/Ushuaia (NG Explorer) or Santiago/Ushuaia (NG Orion) on the Oct. 2016 departures. Those interested in joining the traverse should contact Lindblad Expeditions CXO Trey Byus at ShackletonClimb@expeditions.com to learn what’s required.

National Geographic Orion departs 24 October 2016 for 19 days; National Geographic Explorer departs 26 October 2016 for 18 days. Standard rates begin at $19,910 to $38,540.
More information about the itinerary: http://au.expeditions.com/destinations/antarctica/shackleton-traverse