Tag: ernest shackleton


In the footsteps of Shackleton

Nature and history thrill a band of would-be polar pioneers on a great southern adventure. Join Australian Geographic and Hurtigruten Expeditions on a journey of discovery to Antarctica and the Falklands in 2022.

How Tim Jarvis went from polar explorer to passionate environmentalist

Talking Australia
How Tim Jarvis went from polar explorer to passionate environmentalist
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 ( You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic


Echoes of Shackleton

Tim Jarvis retraced the 1916 attempt by six men to save their crew on one of the world’s most inhospitable islands.