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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.
Following in the wake of legendary polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, a team of six men risks their lives to discover what it's like on the greatest survival journey of all time. In a 22-foot replica wooden lifeboat, with 100-year-old equipment, clothes and rations, the team battles 800 miles across the roughest ocean on the planet.
From PBS - Veteran polar explorer Tim Jarvis is on a mission to discover exactly what happened on the most famous survival story in expedition history.
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- Premiered: January 8, 2014
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: A modern-day expedition recreates Ernest Shackleton's Trans-Antarctic Expedition, which launched in 1914 and met with disaster when his ship was crushed by ice and sank. (more)