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    Description'Never for me the lowered banner, never the last endeavour' SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON APRIL 1916: After his ship Endurance was crushed by Antarctic ice and now trapped on a small inhospitable island, cut off from all hope of help, with winter approaching, Sir Ernest Shackleton made the fateful decision to attempt a risky, almost foolhardy voyage across the wild Southern Ocean to South Georgia with five of his men. From there, he would attempt to trek over unmapped and treacherous glaciers to reach safety. Neither journey had ever been attempted before. Showing the courage and leadership which would become synonymous with his name, Shackleton prevailed, and returned to rescue the entire crew of his ill-fated ship. His feat was dubbed the greatest survival journey of all time. JANUARY 2013: Using the same equipment as Shackleton, eating the same food, sailing a replica of the small, keel-less boat, author, explorer and environmental scientist Tim Jarvis led a six-man crew in an attempt to recreate Shackleton's epic journey for the first time. A veteran of Antarctica's frozen wastes, Tim found himself facing his greatest challenge yet - a never ending struggle against conditions which fought him all the way. Shackleton's Epic tells the stories of these two expeditions, separated by nearly one hundred years, but unified by the struggle to survive the timeless savagery of the Southern Hemisphere.


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    Title
    Shackleton's Epic
    Subtitle
    Recreating the World's Greatest Journey of Survival
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tim Jarvis
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 195 mm
    Height: 252 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,210 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007549528
    ISBN 10: 0007549520
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.3
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJF
    BIC subject category V2: BTP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16630
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MTS
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000, HIS046000
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JMG
    BISAC V2.8: TRV001000
    BIC subject category V2: BTH
    BISAC V2.8: TRV020000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJF, 1MTS
    DC23: 919.8904
    BIC subject category V2: 3JMG
    Thema V1.0: RGR, DNXP, DNXH
    Illustrations note
    With index
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    William Collins
    Publication date
    21 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Author, explorer and scientist, Tim Jarvis has made five expeditions to Antarctica and the high Arctic. His recreation of Sir Douglas Mawson's 1913 trek across Antarctica was made into an award winning documentary: Mawson: Life and Death in Antarctica. When he's not struggling through snow and ice and near-death experiences, Tim lives in Adelaide, Australia with his wife, Elizabeth, and their young family.
    Review quote
    'Though the circumstances of Shackleton's journey were unrepeatable, Mr Jarvis's tribute expedition has had a danger and heroism that are worthy of the original' Guardian