In early 1914, British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team sailed for Antarctica, attempting to be the first to reach the South Pole. Instead of glory, Shackleton and his crew found themselves in an epic struggle for survival: a three-year odyssey that stands as one of the world’s most famous tales of adventure and endurance.
In Chasing Shackleton, Tim Jarvis, a veteran of multiple polar expeditions, describes his modern-day journey to retrace, for the first time ever—and in period clothing and gear—Shackleton’s legendary expedition.
Illustrated with dozens of photographs from the original voyage and its modern reenactment,Chasing Shackleton is an essential new chapter in a story that has inspired adventurers for a century.
“Mr. Jarvis’s tribute to Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition has had a danger and heroism that are worthy of the original.”—The Guardian
“This is a story of triumph! Tim Jarvis and his companions have successfully recreated my grandfather’s 1916 voyage over the stormiest seas in the world. I feel it was a thoroughly Shackletonian expedition.”—Alexandra Shackleton, Granddaughter of Ernest Shackleton
- SKU: 000000000001382979
- Author: Tim Jarvis
- Publisher: WILLIAM MORROW & CO, INC/IMP OF HAR
- Release date: Jan 7, 2014
- ISBN: 9780062282736
- Format: Hardcover
- Commitment Credit: 1
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- Warnings: No warnings
- Height: 0.000
- Length: 9.125
- Width: 7.500