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Peninsula Cruise
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Fly over the Drake Passage then join your ship in Antarctica. Fly both ways or fly one - sail one options
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14 days from $5,499
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Ross Ice Shelf, McMurdo Sound
29 days from $18,700
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rarely travelled itinerary
31 days from $24,163

 

Arrol Johnston wheel

The spare wheel from the 1907 Arrol-Johnston motor car brought to the Antarctic by Shackleton on his 1907-09 Nimrod expedition, but with which he enjoyed limited success - a wheeled vehicle proving unsuitable for use on most types of snow and ice. The wheel was left behind at the Cape Royds hut.

This is a front wheel as front wheels had 10 spokes and rears had 12.

What happened to the car is unknown, it may have been returned home or left behind in Antarctica.



The Arrol Johnston car before being taken to Antarctica

Picture courtesy of Mike Usher - Mike went on a Ross Sea expedition on board the Kapitan Khlebnikov in 2005.
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