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out now in the USA - Chasing Shackleton, Recreating the World’s Greatest Journey of Survival

out now in AUS/UK - Shackleton’s Epic, Recreating the World’s Greatest Survival Journey

In this extraordinary adventure memoir and tie-in to the Discovery Channel documentary, Tim Jarvis, one of the world’s leading explorers, describes his modern-day journey, to retrace for the first time ever (and in period clothing and gear) the legendary 1914 expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

In early 1914, British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team sailed for Antarctica, attempting to be the first to reach the South Pole. Instead of glory, Shackleton and his crew found themselves in an epic struggle for survival: a three-year odyssey on the ice and oceans of the Antarctic that endures as one of the world’s most famous tales of adventure, endurance, and leadership ever recorded.

In the winter of 2013, celebrated explorer Tim Jarvis, a veteran of multiple polar expeditions, set out to recreate Sir Ernest Shackleton’s treacherous voyage over sea and mountain, outfitted solely with authentic equipment—clothing, boots, food, and tools—from Shackleton’s time, a feat that has never been successfully accomplished.

Chasing Shackleton (Aus/UK title ‘Shackleton’s Epic’) is the remarkable record of Jarvis and his team’s epic journey. Beautifully designed and illustrated with dozens of photographs from the original voyage and its modern reenactment, it is a visual feast for readers and historians alike, and an essential new chapter in the story that has inspired adventurers across every continent for a century.
Published by : Harper Collins, 2013
(ISBN 978-0-00-754952-8 )


…Tim Jarvis superbly recounts his successful re-creation of Shackleton’s journey faithfully almost to the last detail. […]  Lavishly illustrated and gripping from the very first word, ‘Shackleton’s Epic’ is an absolute must for the bookshelf of anyone with an even passing interest in Sir Ernest Shackleton.  – NICK SMITH, EXPLORERS JOURNAL, FALL 2014

Mr. Jarvis’s tribute to Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition has had a danger and heroism that are worthy of the original.

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.

A daring re-enactment. … All the plaudits to him and his team are thoroughly deserved.

An extraordinary expedition

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.

Thrilling. … A treasure-trove of minutiae and derring-do for both explorers and those who will simply gaze in wonderment.

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The Unforgiving Minute

Tim’s bestselling account of his polar expeditions to the North and South Poles and across the Arctic Island of Spitsbergen.
Published by : Random House, 2004
(ISBN 1 86325 434X)

Mawson: Life and Death in Antarctica

Non-fiction book based on the award-winning international documentary film of the same name.

“Explorer Tim Jarvis sets out to retrace the great man’s footsteps using as close to Mawson’s original equipment as possible and with an ABC camera crew in tow. The photography is magnificent, the account both moving and unnerving. Chilling stuff.”  – Daily Telegraph

Published by:  Random House Australia, 2008
(ISBN 978-0-522-85486-2)
Imprint: Miegunyah Press


Contribution to : The Frozen Planet

Two chapters of the Open University BSc coursebook on environmental science module ‘S175 Understanding the Frozen Planet

Published by : Open University
(ISBN 978-1-8487-3692-4)

Contribution to : In Search of the South Pole

Tim contributed to a new book about the South Pole, by Kari Herbert (daughter of the late polar explorer Sir Wally Herbert) and Huw Lewis. The book is essentially a ‘biography’ of the South Pole that aims to bring the story of the allure of Antarctica right up to the present day. It involved interviews with a number of leading scientists, adventurers and artists about what it was/is that inspires them to visit such places.

Published by: Polarworld
(ISBN: 9781844861378)

Foreword of : This Accursed Land

A re-release by Woodslane  Forward to re-released polar book This Accursed Land by Lennard Bickel. Original forward by Sir Edmund Hillary

Published by : Woodslane, 2010
(ISBN-13:9781921683046; ISBN-10:192168304X)

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