Chasing Shackleton

Chasing Shackleton

DVD - 2014
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Can six people endure Sir Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic rescue mission today? Using a replica boat, and the same equipment and clothing as would have been used in 1914, explorer Tim Jarvis and his crew attempt to follow in Shackleton's wake, going beyond the point of no return, using their firsthand extreme experience measured against historical accounts to unlock the secrets of Shackleton's survival.
Publisher: [Arlington, Va.] : PBS Distribution, [2014]
ISBN: 9781608830350
1608830357
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 180 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Jarvis, Tim 1966-
Cox, Brian 1946-

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garycornell
Dec 27, 2014

A great documentary!!! You won't find many more absorbing than "Chasing Shackleton". A book by the same name was made by artic explorer Tim Jarvis. Since 1914 no one had tried to duplicate the sailing of Sir Ernest Shackleton Antarctic rescue mission. Although he and his men seemed destined to die, their leader never wavered in his belief that he could return with his entire crew. Now Tim Jarvis and his crew will try under the same conditions to duplicate Shackleton sea and land trip.
Amazing footage of the Antarctic Ocean and the small island from which they found refuge.

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Saint_Mirin
Apr 28, 2014

Sadly not that exciting or interesting. Unlikeable cast/crew. Not much happens and they cheat with modern technology quite a few times.

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