In 1914, British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked for the South Pole, and nothing was heard from the expedition for three years. In that time Shackleton and his crew became stranded on an island, made an 800-mile voyage across the treacherous Southern Ocean, climbed over glaciated mountains to reach a whaling station, ultimately rescuing his remaining crew left stranded. In the winter of 2013, Explorer Tim Jarvis set out to re-enact Shackleton’s journey. He talks with Mark Perzel about his new book detailing his adventure, CHASING SHACKLETON, Recreating the World's Greatest Journey of Survival.
A 3-part PBS documentary commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Shackleton's original expedition begins Wednesday, January 8.