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.
Chasing Shackleton Previous Broadcasts
KQED Life: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
Following the successful sea crossing from Elephant Island, Tim Jarvis must now traverse the mountains of South Georgia to complete his re-enactment of Shackleton's 'double'. But injury, illness and bad weather are against him -- the carefully picked team of eight shrinks to just three, leaving Tim, Royal Marine Baz Gray and sailor Paul Larsen to finish the job. Racing through a narrow weather window, and without a proper support team, they battle high winds, bad visibility, deadly crevasse fields and impossible climbs - even reliving Shackleton's famous glissade down the Tridents -- to finally reach their goal Stromness, and walk in to a hero's welcome.