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Album Name: Tom and Jill Antarctic Expedition Return to Albums
Album Date: Jun 15, 2009
Description: Tom Barland and his wife, Jill, toured the Antarctic Region by a 92 passenger National Geographic ship from February 7 through March 3, 2009. They visited places involved with Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated 1914 expedition, when he and his 27 men were trapped in sea ice and then on Elephant Island awaiting rescue for a total of 20 months. They also hiked the last four miles of Shackleton’s famous 26 mile climb over the South Georgia Mountains to a whaling station to secure a ship to rescue all his men.
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Tom Barland (left) and his wife Jill resting and posing for a photo after one of many exhilarating hikes.  Their 288 foot ship, National Geographic’s Endeavour, can be seen in the lower left portion of the picture
Fellow travelers getting up close and personal with the penguins. A penguin colony of 100,000 mating pairs on the shore of South Georgia Island.