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Veteran polar explorer, Tim Jarvis, is on a mission to discover exactly what happened on the most famous survival story in expedition history: Sir Ernest Shackleton's 800 nautical mile boat journey across the Southern Ocean and deadly mountain crossing of South Georgia. This new three-part series follows a modern expedition that re-creates Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Trans-Antarctic Expedition, which launched in 1914. The program follows a crew of five intrepid explorers led by Jarvis as they re-create Shackleton’s epic sea-and-land voyage in a replica of the original explorers’ boat, using only the tools and supplies his team used.

Chasing Shackleton

Wednesday, January 8-22 at 9pm on PBS North

1/8/2013 - Episode One
Follow Tim Jarvis on his mission to uncover what really happened on Shackleton’s journey of survival.

1/15/2013 - Episode Two
Watch as the team battles 800 miles across the roughest ocean on the planet.

1/23/2013 - Episode Three
See how injury, illness and bad weather threaten the trek across the mountains of South Georgia.