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The Shackleton Hike to Stromness, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

GPS Coordinates: 54°9'13.236" S 36°45'29.31" W

The vistas along the Shackleton Hike were all like this. Stunning landscapes and mountain peaks as far as the eye could see. Along with all the mountain peaks, you can make out the top part of König Glacier right in the middle. If we didn’t have to meet the boat on the other side in Stromness, I could have stayed up here for hours, taking it all in, photographing shot after shot. Kaylan, one of the amazing One Ocean Expeditions leaders, kindly posed for my photo, as if embodying Shackleton back in the day, looking out over the final stretch home.