Sunday, April 22, 2018

Chasing Shackleton- Sailing Antarctica!

Sir Ernest Shackleton conquered the Antarctica against impossible odds. Learn how and why on May 10th, Thursday at 1730 hrs at the Casino Theater in Newport, RI.

There will be a presentation by internationally renowned explorer Tim Jarvis, including clips from his PBS documentary, “Chasing Shackleton.”

Live & silent auction featuring truly unique Shackleton-related items, to benefit The Shackleton Climate Project including an exploration of Antarctica, a one of a kind Newport sailing adventure on the Alexandra Shackleton, first batch whiskey and original expedition paintings, photographs and memorabilia.

In January 2013, explorer and environmental scientist Tim Jarvis led a team that was the first to successfully retrace the 1916 Antarctic journey of legendary polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton- a journey described by many as “the greatest survival journey of all time”.

Using the same rudimentary equipment, period clothing and technology as Shackleton, his team sailed 800nm in an exact replica of the wooden lifeboat “James Caird”, now “Alexandra Shackleton”, from Elephant Island, Antarctica to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, followed by a dangerous climb over South Georgia’s treacherous mountains. Tim will provide a gripping, first-hand account of the challenges he faced in achieving the impossible— prepare to be inspired! Add to Flipboard Magazine.