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Shackleton's Antarctic adventure up for discussion at Distant Lands

Joel Robinson to talk about his push to retrace part of Shackleton's Antarctic route Monday at Distant Lands



Joel Robinson will describe the Antarctic escape led by Ernest Shackleton 100 years ago and Robinson's effort to retrace part of Shackleton's route.

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.

Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.



Hostelling International will conduct a workshop on exploring Europe by rail. Topics include Eurail passes and classes of service.

When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Santa Monica, 402 Santa Monica Blvd.

Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (310) 393-9913, Ext. 3104.



REI experts will discuss applying for a permit, planning a route, and choosing equipment and food.

When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave.

Admission, info: Free. (714) 379-1938.



Kurt Koontz will discuss his book "A Million Steps," about his trek on the Camino de Santiago. A question-and-answer session and signing to follow.

When, where: 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Adventure 16 store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles

Admission, info: $10. (310) 473-4574.


Fine-art photography

This three-day workshop focuses not only on the mechanics of photography but also on personal interpretation.

When, where: 7 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. March 8. Oasis Visitor Center, 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms.

Admission, info: $170. (760) 367-5535.

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