The Trip-Finder, January 1998
The Route: A 21-day journey by Russian polar research ship to a subantarctic island. From there you'll make a challenging six-day overland trek along the last leg of Ernest Shackleton's escape route from the Antarctic ice in 1916.
When to go: February
Travel advisory: The ship's Zodiacs make beach landings, so you'll be wading up to your knees in icy water on many occasions. Bring a good pair of wellies.
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