Sir Earnest Shackleton's Grave

Sir Earnest Shackleton's Grave, Grytviken

Sir Earnest Shackleton's Grave

Sir Earnest Shackleton's Grave
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Aldous D
Whenuapai, New Zealand182 contributions
Bucket list item achieved!
Mar 2020
Grytviken is a pretty unassuming place and certainly not what I was expecting, but standing at The Boss's modest grave and drinking a dram of Shackleton's whisky in his honour was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Written 6 May 2020
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Robert S
Westbury, NY764 contributions
A Great Man Rests in Peace Here
Dec 2019
Even if you do not go to South Georgia and Antarctica, I recommend reading a book about Shackleton. He led what might be the most fantastic rescue operation in history. There were many phases to this rescue story, each phase more spectacular than the previous. If you like history, it is an amazing experience standing gravside.
Written 26 March 2020
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martinmolloy72
Manchester, UK715 contributions
RIP Shackleton
Jan 2020
Located on the outskirts of Grytviken, this simple cemetery holds a rather modest grave to explorer Ernest Shackleton, fellow crew member Frank Wild and graves belonging to Norwegian pioneers of the island and whalers.

Although not native to South Georgia, it was decided that Shackleton be buried there due to his association with the island. Its a stone white grave with an epitaph on the front and a poem on the back. The cemetery surrounded by its white picket fence is dwarfed by the surrounding hills but nonetheless is an impressive and inspiring place to visit..
Written 9 February 2020
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scrumpylondon2018
London, UK40 contributions
Historic Grytviken
Nov 2019 • Solo
On behalf of HMS Antrim Association laid wreaths on graves of Shackleton and CPO Artuso. November 2019.
"The Boss" and "Adversaries in war, respect in peace"
A great privilege.
Written 13 December 2019
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Alaska23_Family
Eagle River, AK393 contributions
Historical Site - Worth a Visit
Mar 2019 • Couples
If you are any kind of history fan,m you need to see Shackleton’s grave site. Shackleton left his ship’s crew mates to travel in a small boat (19 days) to South Georgia and then cross over the island from the west coast to the east coast to find some people help him rescue his crew mates. He made this epic journey and was able to save his ship mates. When he died on another Antarctica trip, his wife requested he be buried in South Georgia. This is his gravesite. Worth a visit for history buffs.
Written 28 March 2019
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Debra G
Coos Bay, OR313 contributions
The resting place of a Great Explorer
Feb 2019 • Friends
One of the main goals of my Antarctic adventure was to go to South Georgia where Shackleton made his final adventure after being stuck in the Antarctic ice. His fast friend, Wild, is buried next to him. We had a small ceremony with some fine scotch whiskey to honor Shackleton's bravery. Around the cemetery there were a load of huge elephant seals and some molting king penguins. What an honor to have been there.
Written 1 March 2019
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MalcolmM1947
Richmond-upon-Thames, UK391 contributions
Have a drink for 'The Boss'
Jan 2019 • Couples
This tiny churchyard with graves of whalers holds the grave of Sir Earnest and his right hand man, Frank Wild. Shackleton was known as 'The Boss' to his men and it has been a long tradition to raise a glass of his favourite drink - a scotch whiskey - by the grave. My wife and I took a flask with us and did just that and drank - "to the Boss".
Written 16 February 2019
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
A place for memory
Jan 2019 • Couples
Sir Ernest Shackleton, the great polar explorer, was buried in a small cemetery in Grytviken. We have the chance to visit the sight and paid respect to him and his right hand man as well. Beware of the seals around the area during visit.
Written 1 February 2019
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,650 contributions
A must see in Grytviken
Jan 2019 • Couples
There is a small cemetery in Grytviken, and here lies Sir Ernest Shackleton. He died in Grytviken during his expedition of 1921-22. The ashes of Shackleton's right hand man, Frank Wild, were interred next to him in 2011. Wild died in 1939 and was originally interred in a Johannesburg cemetery.
The cemetery is a must see if you have some time in Grytviken. The cemetery has a nice view over the bay.
Written 29 January 2019
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Lester P
Havre de Grace, MD526 contributions
In the Presence of Greatness!
Dec 2018 • Business
How thrilling it was to be at the gravesite of one of the bravest men to ever live. What a story. It's a short and easy walk from the harbor and well worth taking the time to do. Just be careful of charging seals! The tradition is to enjoy a whiskey at the gravesite and then pour some on the grave.
Written 11 January 2019
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