Shackleton Epic

Here at Intrepid, we love a big adventure. And it doesn’t get much bigger than the Shackleton Epic!

In January 2013, Tim Jarvis and his five crew members recreated Shackleton’s legendary voyage across 800 nautical miles of the treacherous Southern Ocean to South Georgia aboard the Alexandra Shackleton, an exact replica of Shackleton’s 22.5’ (6.9m) whaler, the James Caird. From South Georgia, Jarvis and two crew members managed to traverse the island's mountainous interior to reach the former whaling station at Stromness. In doing so, they became the first team to successfully re-create Shackleton’s complete ‘double’ journey using traditional gear. Read more about the expedition.

As an official sponsor, we were thrilled to be able to be part of an expedition that brought together the spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to protecting and preserving our natural environment. Environmentalist and explorer Tim Jarvis AM undertook the expedition not just to honour one of the greatest leadership and survival stories of all time, but also to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change, an issue we take very seriously at Intrepid. The expedition may be over, but the stories of this epic tale will continue to be told!

3-part Discovery Channel documentary: Shackleton: Death or Glory, screens:


UK - from 24th October 9pm Thursdays, Discovery Channel

Australia - from 23rd November 8.30pm Saturdays, SBS TV network

USA - from 8th January 2014, PBS - titled 'Chasing Shackleton' for USA release

The book: Shackleton's Epic: Recreating the World's Greatest Journey of Survival published by Harper Collins, in store:

UK - 21st November
Australia - 1st November  
USA - TBC - early January 2014