Shackleton, South Georgia, Antarctic, James Caired, Voyage‘Australis’ was the chosen support vessel for the successful 2013 Shackleton ‘Epic’ re-enactment, lead by Tim Jarvis, from Elephant Island to South Georgia via small boat journey and then the land based traverse from King Haarkon Bay to Stromness.
The expedition has been made into a three part series by Discovery channel named ‘Shackleton: Death or Glory’ and will go to air in the UK on Discovery channel as of the 24th October, then in Australia on SBS One as of November 23rd 2013 at 8:30.
Then in the USA, under the title of ‘Chasing Shackleton’, on 8th January 2014 on the Public Broadcasting Service.
It was an interesting piece of modern history for us to be involved in. Juggling the over all safety of the project, the demands associated with filming such an expedition combined with the elements of the Antarctic and southern ocean pushed us all to our limits. For more info & photos from behind the scenes go to the ‘Best of – Shackleton ‘Epic’ re-enactment Facebook album.

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