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Chasing Shackleton

Chasing Shackleton

A crew of six men, led by explorer Tim Jarvis, is attemptING to follow in Shackleton's wake. Using exactly the same equipment and clothing used a century before, Jarvis and his crew take themselves beyond the point of no-return. Using their first-hand extreme experience measured against historical accounts and contemporary scientific, meteorological and medical analysis, they unlock the secrets of Shackleton's survival, measure themselves against his heroic feat -- or die in the process.

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  • Episode #101

    Polar explorer Tim Jarvis examines Sir Ernest Shackleton's boat journey across the Southern Ocean. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #102

    Racing skipper Paul Larsen attempts to navigate the Southern Ocean with only a sextant and compass. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #103

    Explorer Tim Jarvis must traverse the mountains of South Georgia to complete Shackleton's journey. [56 minutes]

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