NEW MAP: South Georgia and the Shackleton Crossing

The cartographers at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have re-produced a high-resolution updated map of the sub-antarctic island of South Georgia. The island, situated at 37°W 54°10’S is a haven for wildlife, a centre for wildlife and fisheries research and famous for the epic voyage by Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men in May 1916. Read More NEW MAP: South Georgia and the Shackleton Crossing

Tim Jarvis

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