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A warm welcome to The Shackleton Way!
Experiential Education for Children,
Teenagers and Adults

Idea and Conception by David Blackall



School trips

  • “Challenge by choice“ — St. George’s class trip to Dinant/Belgium
  • “Eifel Explorer“ Manderscheid/Vulkaneife
  • “Back to the Middle Ages“ Neuerburg
  • “... sleeping under the stars“ Schwäbische Alb

  • School holiday trips

  • St. George’s winter trip to Blatten/Switzerland
  • Canoeing summer camp in Sweden
  • Visit Norway at its best
  • “Shackleton Mini-Vulkaneifel-Expedition“

  • Weekly programme

  • “Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn go to Sweden“

  • Tailor made programmes

  • “Leading and being led“ on the Schwäbische Alb
  • “Glacier world“ Chamonix/Argentière/France

  • Philosophy

    In 1914, the British polar explorer Ernest Shackleton was faced with the disaster of having his ship “Endurance“ sunk in the Antarctic pack-ice. Confronted with some of the harshest conditions on the planet, he managed to lead all the 27 members of his expedition to safety.

    His conduct has been hailed as one of the supreme examples of leadership. By foresight, understanding of human nature and personal example he so motivated his crew that not one man succumbed during this period of nearly two years.

    Shackleton’s strategy for survival indicates the way for us in our experiential education programmes: A stable personality, the ability to be a team player and being prepared to face great challenges were his outstanding qualities. It is with these characteristics that we seek to imbue the children on our programmes, so that they have the best start in life.

    “The Shackleton Way“ offers schools, classes and institutions complete tailor-made programmes and trips organizing transportation, location, accommodation and activities to achieve your individual requirements for a successful programme or trip.

    David Blackall

    david blackall • Outward bound and mountaineering instructor, trainer for cross country skiing, alpine skiing, ski tours, trekking- and canoe-instructor, high ropes course trainer

    • Trainings in leadership and team work, focused primarily on empowering individuals to become skilled and proficient in various outdoor pursuits to reach the required effects

    • Experience in working with children and young adults, especially

    • Good working knowledge of the following languages: German, Norwegian, Swedish and rusty French