South Georgia holds a special place in Antarctic history. After enduring one of the most harrowing boat journeys of all time, explorer Ernest Shackleton landed on its rocky shores with great relief. He then crossed the island with no more than a compass to seek help for his crew. Today's visitors may share the feeling after crossing the Drake Passage, where they can follow in his footsteps, walking the final leg of the hike he made across the island to reach help. They can also visit his grave a... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide.
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