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Chasing Shackleton: An Antarctic Odyssey

Date and Time

Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, 11:30 a.m. PDT - 1:30 p.m. PDT

Location

James West Alumni Center - West Hollywood
8288 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Cost

$30 for members of The Town & Gown Affiliates of UCLA
$35 for non-members

Join The Town & Gown Affiliates of UCLA over lunch on Sunday, Jan. 12, as they bring the expedition to you in this virtual bystander account of one of the greatest adventure stories of our modern age.

Traveler and photographer Terry Andrues, M.S. '87, will recount his experience retracing the original route of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition on the 1912 ship, Endurance. In sharing what the site looks like today, Andrues intersperses his own images with those from the historic record for a riveting ‘then and now’ perspective. His narrative brings to life the harrowing final days of Endurance. As witnessed by her 27-man crew, the ship was slowly crushed over four months by pack ice in the Weddel Sea before sinking on Nov. 21, 1915.

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