Celebrating the centenary on Shackleton’s footsteps.


Falkland, South Georgia & Antarctica
30 Oct – 20 Nov 2016 I 22 day expedition cruise

In May 1916 Shackleton and two of his loyal companions set out on an unprecedented crossing of the South Georgia icecap to reach the whaling station of Stromness to seek help for his party left behind on Elephant Island.

Charlie Paton in association with Ice Tracks Expeditions are delighted to share with you the final commemorative voyage for the Centenary of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Honouring Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men of the Endurance and the Ross Sea Party is at the very heart of this unique voyage, therefore we have incorporated special activities and events, including the crossing of the South Georgia icecap led by polar adventurer extraordinaire Charlie Paton!

There are two ways to participate in this superb Shackleton Centenary Expedition. The South Georgia Traverse is a four day ski crossing through the island’s interior, but if camping and sled hauling aren’t your style you can remain with the cruise and explore the magical coast of South Georgia. For the majority of the expedition both groups will be together, only separated for the duration of the 3-4 day crossing.

Contact Charlie Paton for more information on the South Georgia Traverse.
Contact Ice Tracks Expeditions for more information on this once in a life time voyage.



Kumon UK launches competition to win an all-expenses paid theatre break in London!


Kumon are offering the chance to win tickets to the Royal Shakespeare Company’s award-winning production of Matilda The Musical and an all-expenses paid, two-night stay in London for a family of four.


As part of their two-month Summer Festival of Reading, which celebrates all things literary, Kumon are hosting an exciting competition for all UK children throughout August 2015.


To enter, children aged five to 16 should visit kumon.co.uk/competition and download a storyboard, to illustrate where reading could take them, accompanied by 250 words.


The fantastic prize is particularly fitting as this much loved Roald Dahl story features on the Kumon Recommended Reading List.


Kumon offer maths and English study programmes for children of all ages and abilities. Through daily study, Kumon aims for each and every child develop the confidence and ability to study independently, with a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude. There are over 69,000 students experiencing success through the Kumon programmes across the UK, though this exciting competition is open to all children.


Natalie Bailey, Brand Relationship Manager for Kumon UK explains: “We are launching this competition to promote the power of a child’s imagination as a result of reading, whether that is down the rabbit hole with Alice or plunging into a universe of paranoid androids, translating fish and the impossibly named Improbability Drive of The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Ultimately we want children’s imaginations to run wild and by doing so encourage as many young people as possible to discover the many benefits of reading for pleasure.”


To find out more about the Summer Festival of Reading or the benefits of the Kumon English Programme, visit kumon.co.uk.