Chasing Shackleton

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season

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.

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Seasons
Episode Three
3. Episode Three
January 22, 2014
As Jarvis and the team approach the mountains of South Georgia, multiple setbacks threaten the completion of the voyage.
Episode Two
2. Episode Two
January 15, 2014
The team embarks a 22-foot replica wooden lifeboat, with 100-year-old equipment, clothes and rations, as they battle 800 miles across the roughest ocean on the planet.
Episode One
1. Episode One
January 8, 2014
Jim Jarvis leads an expedition to recreate Ernest Shackleton's Trans-Antarctic Expedition, which started in 1914, but ended with his ship crushed by ice and sinking.
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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.

Chasing Shackleton is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (3 episodes). The series first aired on January 8, 2014.

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Chasing Shackleton is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Chasing Shackleton on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Apple TV and PBS.

  • Premiere Date
    January 8, 2014