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Explorer and environmental scientist Tim Jarvis has made four previous expeditions to Antarctica and the high Arctic. His re-creation of Sir Douglas Mawson's 1913 trek across Antarctica was made into an award-winning documentary, Mawson: Life and Death in Antarctica. In 1999, Jarvis made the fastest unsupported trek to the South Pole, arriving in 47 days, and in 2001, he completed the first unsupported crossing of Australia's Great Victoria Desert, covering 1,100 kilometers in less than a month. In 2009, he was selected for Yale University's World Fellows program. A member of the Order of Australia, Jarvis lives in Adelaide, Australia, with his wife, Elizabeth, and their young family.
"Mr. Jarvis's tribute to Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic expedition
has had a danger and heroism that are worthy of the original."--The
"This is a story of triumph! Tim Jarvis and his companions have successfully recreated my grandfather's 1916 voyage over the stormiest seas in the world. I feel it was a thoroughly Shackletonian expedition."--ALEXANDRA SHACKLETON, Granddaughter of Ernest Shackleton
"A daring re-enactment. ... All the plaudits to him and his team are thoroughly deserved."--Telegraph
"An extraordinary expedition"--The Daily Mirror
"Thrilling. ... A treasure-trove of minutiae and derring-do for both explorers and those who will simply gaze in wonderment."--Booklist
"A chilling account of an epic struggle to survive."--Traveler
"Polar explorer Jarvis takes on the re-creation of one of the most difficult treks imaginable. ... The story of their journey is bone-chilling and breathtakingly frightening. ... a most remarkable feat. A well-written, compelling read."--Kirkus Reviews