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Lindblad Expeditions has announced plans to recreate the historic 30 mile South Georgia traverse in celebration of Lindblad’s 50th Antarctic Expedition Anniversary and the ending of the Shackleton Centennial.
The sons of two famous exploration pioneers – Peter Hillary and Jamling Tenzing Norgay – will be joined by Jeremy Lindblad, son of Sven Lindblad and grandson of Lars-Eric Lindblad on the expedition. Respected mountaineers Guy Cotter and Tommy Heinrich will also join the trek team.
The 19-day itinerary will include a rendezvous of National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Orion for the final four mile stretch of the trek, as well as a celebratory Explorer’s Masked Ball on Halloween. Guests will travel with the explorers before and after the trek onboard National Geographic Orion, departing Ushuaia (Argentina) on October 22, 2016, and National Geographic Explorer, departing October 24. Accomplished mountaineers are invited to submit their climbing credentials to be considered to join the entire three-day traverse. All other guests on both ships will be invited to hike the final stretch with the mountaineers from Fortuna Bay to Stromness Bay.
Guests will have the chance to walk among king penguins on a South Georgia beach; observe albatross and Magellanic penguins in the Falklands; hike part of the same route as Shackleton; and explore by kayak and Zodiac.
Rates begin at $15,930 per person based on double occupancy in a category one cabin and include complimentary airfare based on round-trip economy group flights Miami/Buenos Aires or Santiago, plus complimentary charter flights round-trip Explorer (Buenos Aires/Ushuaia) or Orion (Santiago/Ushuaia), subject to availability and must be ticketed by Lindblad Expeditions. Valid for new bookings only.
Contact Lindblad Expeditions CXO Trey Byus at [email protected].