Henry Worsley, British adventurer, Died at 55

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Lieutenant Colonel Alastair Edward Henry Worsley was born on October 1960, and died January 24, 2016.

He was a British Army officer and an explorer.

Henry was part of the successful 2009 expedition that retraced Ernest Shackleton’s footsteps in the Antarctic.

Worsley died in 2016 while attempting to complete the first solo and unaided crossing of the Antarctic.

Henry was a far relative of Frank Worsley, the captain of explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance.

He was a soldier in the British Army for 36 years.

He commanded the 2001 British military operation in Afghanistan, known as “Operation Veritas”.

Henry Worsley’s intention was to follow in the spirit of his hero, Shackleton, and before starting the trip raised over £100,000 for the Endeavour Fund, set up to assist injured servicemen and women.

The benefactor of the expedition was Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.

Mr.Worsley had completed 913 miles and had only 30 miles to go.

Henry Worsley had spent 71 days travelling, but the last two days in his tent with exhaustion and severe dehydration.

Mr.Worsley radioed for help and was airlifted to Punta Arenas, Chile, where he was diagnosed with bacterial peritonitis, and died of “organ failure”, at the Clinica Magallanes in Punta Arenas, Chile.

Henry Worsley passed away at 55yrs old.

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