On board Fram, we have the opportunity to learn all about these great expeditions during lectures and through documentaries shown on board. On top of this, we are lucky to have Henryk Wolski with us – he is an adventurer himself and repeated the odyssey of Shackleton in a replica of the James Caird in 2000. That means we got first-hand information on the hardships and challenges that have to be faced in such a hazardous journey.
Lectures! - Photo © Annke Timmerberg
Luckily, Fram is much more comfortable then the James Caird! The hardships that we have to face entail things such as trying to avoid putting on weight or having to take the tough decision whether to attend a lecture, to eat some waffles or to just relax in the hot whirlpool on deck!
Waffles! - Photo © Annke Timmerberg