Not really Christmas but most exotic New Year ever!
Geoff Green is heading south for Christmas — way south.
Green leaves Christmas Day to lead a three-week Students on Ice expedition to Antarctica. It will be Green’s 83rd visit to the southern continent.
The Chelsea resident — a polar adventurer, outdoor expert and member of the Order of Canada — founded Students on Ice 15 years ago as a way to introduce young people from around the world to the unique and fragile environments of the north and south poles.
That this year’s trip occurs on the centennial of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s epic journey makes it especially significant.
“The fact that we’re going to be, literally, in Shackleton’s footsteps, makes it very powerful for the kids,” Green said.
In 1914, Shackleton and his 27-man crew sailed aboard the ship Endurance to Antarctica, intending to cross the continent on foot. When Endurance was caught and crushed by ice, Shackleton and his crew dragged…
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