In 2013 Tim Jarvis and a team of five authentically retraced Sir Ernest Shackleton’s epic journey of polar survival, including sailing a replica James Caird from Elephant Island in Antarctica to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia followed by a climb through its mountainous interior, using the same rudimentary equipment and navigational techniques as Shackleton 100 years ago. Tim shares his insights into what it took to retrace what many regard as the greatest survival journey of all time. Read More Tim Jarvis
Having recovered from his trek Walking the Nile, author and explorer Levison Wood set off Walking the Himalayas. Join him as he shares stories from the 1700 mile-long trail across the roof of the world, which took him from Afghanistan to Nepal, through great dangers and equally epic beauty. Read More Levison Wood
Tim Marshall, Nick Middleton and Anna Reid speak to Julia Wheeler about the role that maps play in our sense of national identity, the historical significance of state boundaries, and whether there really is such a thing as a country anyway.