Jonathan Shackleton. Lives in Mullagh, County Cavan, IRELAND.
Cousin of the Irish Kildare born explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. As a lecturer and guide, Jonathan has accompanied over 30 groups to the Antarctic over the past number of years.
Highlights of his visits have included:
- Travelling with the Australian photographer Frank Hurley's two daughters on their first visit to the Antarctic,
- landing on the godforsaken Elephant Island and visiting Ernest Shackleton's grave on South Georgia.
- He has been involved in many Shackleton activities including films, TV documentaries and radio interviews and has given talks in Canada, United States, England and Ireland.
- He is the family historian for the Irish Shackletons, whose ancestor founded a Quaker school in Ballitore, County Kildare in 1726.
- He is also very proud to have led a group of Irish students to the Antarctic several years ago with the Canadian based Students On Ice group. This was the first group of students from Ireland or Europe to visit Antarctica.
- Jonathan owns one of the sledges that Shackleton took on his "Nimrod"expedition in 1907-1909.
Jonathan welcomes inquiries about giving talks about Shackleton and Antarctica - from anywhere in the world.