Chasing Shackleton: Re-creating the World's Greatest Journey by Tim Jarvis

By Tim Jarvis

In occasion of the centenary of Shackleton's mythical trip, subscribe to Tim Jarvis on his quest to develop into the 1st to re-create what sir edmund hillary referred to as "the maximum survival tale of all time"

1914--1916

One hundred years in the past, in early 1914, famed British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked for the South Pole at the Imperial Trans-Antarctic excursion, hoping to make the 1st land crossing of Antarctica. for 3 years there has been no notice from the excursion, and such a lot assumed the lads had perished, as such a lot of polar explorers had ahead of them. Remarkably, in spite of the fact that, the group used to be a great deal alive, due to Shackleton's management. After their send, the persistence, was once beaten through Antarctic ice and the boys trapped on a small, inhospitable island, bring to an end from all wish of rescue, Shackleton made up our minds to aim a dicy eighthundred-mile voyage around the notoriously treacherous Southern Ocean. For seventeen days, he and 5 of his staff battled consistent gales, poor chilly, and mountainous seas in a leaking 22.5-foot wood boat. in a single of history's maximum feats of navigation, they succeeded in touchdown at the small, distant island of South Georgia. ultimately, they confronted a climb over precipitous, seriously glaciated mountains to arrive the whaling station at Stromness at the different side--a trip that may problem the boundaries of today's best mountaineers. finally, Shackleton was once capable of rescue all twenty-two group members--a heroic triumph of patience and leadership.

January 2013

Using real interval garments, gear, and rations, and crusing an exact copy of Shackleton's small, keel-less boat, explorer Tim Jarvis leads a six-man workforce in an try and re-create Shackleton's old crossings for the 1st time. A veteran of Antarctica's breathtaking frozen wastes, Jarvis reveals himself dealing with the most harmful trips ever willingly undertaken, quick gaining a firsthand appreciation for the intense demanding situations that Shackleton overcame. whereas documenting the devastating impression a century of weather swap has had at the region's ice caps and glaciers, the trek proves to be a constant fight opposed to terrible odds and inhospitable conditions--for even this present day, the distant Antarctic is still as fierce and unforgiving as ever before.

Vividly illustrated with historic and modern images, Chasing Shackleton tells the unforgettable tale of those expeditions, separated by way of approximately 100 years yet unified within the spirit of epic discovery, experience, and survival.

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