The mainland of the most southern continent was first discovered 200 years ago, and a spirit of exploration still colours visits to the frozen continent today.
Tim Jarvis has endured a great deal of physical privation as a world-leading polar adventurer. In order to authentically recreate two epic journeys by Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Ernest Shackleton, from the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, Tim willingly stripped himself of all modern equipment and undertook these expeditions with the same clothes and gear that his predecessors used in the early 1900s.
On this episode of Talking Australia Tim talks about his adventures and how he since then has become a climate change advocate, public speaker and as of late started the “Forktree Project”, a non-profit demonstration site in South Australia to show how large scale rewilding of degraded pastoral land is possible.
This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Chrissie Goldrick (Editor-in-chief at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com)
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Science & Environment
AG’s editor in chief and a band of AG subscribers enjoyed an Antarctic adventure in March 2017 exploring many of the historic sites associated with Ernest Shackleton’s epic escape from Elephant Island in 1916.
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Celebrate polar heroes of old on this Society-supported voyage.
History & Culture
Part of Mawson’s 1911 Antarctica expedition, Moreton Moyes endured 10 weeks alone, the longest-ever solo stint.