Watch Chasing Shackleton
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As World War I raged throughout Europe, explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton led an expedition of 27 men to Antarctica. But instead of making new discoveries at the bottom of the world, the men became engaged in a life or death struggle. Their ship, the Endurance, was crushed by the ice. Shackleton led them across cold and treacherous seas in lifeboats to South Georgia Island and ultimately back to civilization. Scientist and author Tim Jarvis has set out to re-create Shackleton's incredible journey. Together with five other British and Australian explorers, they have created a replica of the Endurance, stocked with the same sort of tools and supplies used by Shackleton's expedition from 100 years ago. Even the clothing worn by Jarvis' team is based on what the Endurance crew wore. They must also face the same unforgiving weather and trek across the same rugged and icy South Georgia mountains as Shackleton and his crew did to see for themselves what those explorers went through in order to survive their ordeal.