by Matthew Scott

A group of intrepid and experienced explorers is about to set off on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that aims to recreate Sir Ernest Shackleton’s boat voyage from Elephant Island to South Georgia, to be followed by the difficult crossing of its mountainous interior. The expedition was proposed to renowned British/Australian adventurer Tim Jarvis by Alexandra Shackleton, granddaughter of Sir  Shackleton.

The original expedition, which you can read more about in detail here, has become one of the greatest expedition leadership stories of all time, and the crew of Shackleton Epic aims to be the first group to authentically recreate the adventure this January.


The expedition will be outfitted in entirely period correct gear with minimal concessions being given to on-board radios, and a support vessel, the TS Pelican which will called upon only in the event that the Alexandra Shackleton gets itself into a situation it cannot get itself out of.


The expedition will leave Elephant Island on, or around, the 17th of January 2013.

Team members include:
  • Expedition Leader Tim Jarvis, AM FRGS
  • Skipper Nick Bubb
  • Mountain Leader WO2 Barry Gray RM
  • Sailor and Navigator Paul Larsen
  • Expedition Bosun 2ND Petty Officer Seb Coulthard RN FRGS
  • Expedition Cameraman Ed Wardle
  • Reserve Sailor Paul Swain.

Find full details on the Shackleton Epic Expedition on their website, here. [link]

Expedition News: Group to Recreate Shackleton Adventure

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About the Author: Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott is a dedicated photographer, vintage car enthusiast, and regular contributor to Overland Journal. Growing up in Chicago in a family that valued “all things automotive” as much as exploring the region’s back roads, provided a solid platform for a career as an automotive journalist. He departed the Windy City in lieu of Prescott, Arizona, and the great open spaces and adventure opportunities of America’s Southwest. @matthewexplore