Ten ‘hardy souls’ sought for Shackleton trip – Telegraph
Next year the Shackleton Epic expedition will try to recreate the renowned British explorer’s trip to the polar extremes in 1916, and is advertising vacancies for “modern day adventurers” to join the 56-day voyage.
Ten berths are being put on offer, with the successful applicants needing to find £19,025 for the privilege of joining the explorer Tim Jarvis when he departs in January.
He aims to recreate Shackleton’s 800-mile Southern Ocean voyage from Elephant Island to South Georgia using a replica of the explorer’s original boat. He also hopes to cross the island’s mountains using only the equipment that was available to Shackleton at the time.
No-one has ever successfully recreated Shackleton’s journey across sea and land, which he undertook after his ship was trapped and crushed in pack ice.
Mr Jarvis, 46, a veteran polar explorer, believes it will be the most challenging expedition of his life.
He plans to travel from Elephant Island to South Georgia on board Alexandra Shackleton, an exact replica of Shackleton’s whaler, James Caird. On arrival to South Georgia, Jarvis and two of his crew will traverse its mountainous interior to reach the former whaling station at Stromness. The expedition will end with a pilgrimage to Shackleton’s grave at Grytviken.