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Shackleton's 1914 Antarctica Expedition   

C  In-Person Class:  This class will be taught in person, in the classroom at the Vineyard Church.
    Enrollment:  Pandemic protocols may limit the enrollment for this class.
    Registrants will be informed in advance, and a waitlist will be available.

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922) was an Antarctic explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic. He was one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. In 1914, in an attempt to be the first explorers to cross the entire continent of Antarctica, Shackleton and 27 crew members embarked from England on the sailing vessel Endurance. This epic adventure became one of the most challenging and successful leadership and survival stories in modern history. In 2014 a team of polar explorers commemorated the 100th anniversary of the original Shackleton expedition by reenacting the trek across South Georgia Island. Our presenter, Bud Thomas, was a member of that 100th anniversary team. He will discuss key portions of the original Shackleton Expedition as well as the 2014 Anniversary Expedition.

Bud Thomas is a retired Aerospace Engineer, with 50 plus years in rocket engine design for the Saturn-V Apollo rocket, the Space Shuttle’s main engine, and jet engine design for commercial and military aircraft. He has experience in the both the Arctic and the Antarctic.



  • Shackleton's 1914 Antarctica Expedition
    Dates: 1/12/2023 - 1/12/2023

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