Part 1 in our series covers the life of Antarctic Explorer Ernest Shackleton up to the Discovery Expedition of 1901. There is also a brief look at Antarctic exploration, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.
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The Endurance Saga comes to a close as Shackleton must cross the mountains of South Georgia Island in order to reach civilization. He must then rescue the men stranded on Elephant Island.
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In our 100th episode, we track one of the great sailing feats in the history of man - the Voyage of the James Caird. In this episode, Shackleton and five other men attempt to sail from Elephant Island to South Georgia - across some of the most dangerous waters in the...
Shackleton and his men have to struggle to find a way off the ice pack of the Weddell Sea - and to land. Also, we take a look at the men of the Aurora - who were fighting to lay the supplies depots on the other side of the continent.
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