A frequent rite of passage on our expeditions to South Georgia Island is the Shackleton Hike, in which intrepid guests trace Ernest Shackleton's footsteps along the final leg of his overland journey to seek help for the crew of the Endurance. The 6km trek from Fortuna Harbor to Stromness Bay took on an additional significance this week with the news that the wreck of the Endurance has been discovered after 106 years—news that reached the National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Resolution just two days after guests on both ships had the chance to make this trek.

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While on their trek, National Geographic Explorer's guests also recreated an iconic photo of Shackleton's crew, which field correspondent Jennifer Kingsley chronicled for our blog.

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