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Dangerous Ernest Shackleton mission to be re-created

Dangerous Ernest Shackleton mission to be re-created

Dangerous Ernest Shackleton mission to be re-created

Updated 3 December 2012, 11:51 AEDT

Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914 expedition was attempting an 800 nautical mile trans-Antarctic voyage when its ship hit disaster.

The "Endurance" became stuck in pack ice and eventually sank.

 
Shackleton and his crew camped on ice floes for 6 months before attempting the harrowing crossing from Elephant Island in Antarctica to South Georgia Island in the Southern Atlantic.
 
The journey will be re-attempted by Australian adventurer Tim Jarvis.
 
He tells Phil Kafcaloudes he will be using the same kind of equipment as Shackleton.
 
 
Presenter: Phil Kafcaloudes
Speaker: Tim Jarvis, adventurer

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