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Shackleton Epic Expedition Lands on South Georgia Island – An Ocean Crossed, A Mountain Yet to Climb

In late January we posted about the “Shackleton Epic Expedition,” led by Australian Tim Jarvis, shoving off from Elephant Island in the lifeboat Alexandra Shackleton, in an attempt to reenact the incredible 1916 voyage of Ernest Shackleton and his six man … Continue reading

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Recreation of Shackleton’s Epic Lifeboat Voyage Gets Underway

In the Antarctic winter of 1916, Ernest Shackleton and a crew of five sailed in a decked over lifeboat from Elephant Island to South Georgia. They were on a desperate rescue mission across 800 miles of the roughest ocean in … Continue reading

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Recreating Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Epic Lifeboat Voyage

In 1916, Ernest Shackleton and five sailors set off on an 1300 kilometer voyage to South Georgia Island, across some of roughest waters in the world, in the James Caird, a 6.9 meter lifeboat, in a desperate attempt to reach help and to arrange … Continue reading

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