Shackleton: Escape from Antarctica (1999)

Genres - History, Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Extreme Sports, Social History  |   Run Time - 52 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith

Here's a video for armchair explorers interested in learning more about the famed Shackleton expedition to Antarctica. Learn about this group of recent adventurers who sought to recreate the Shackleton journey. Find out which obstacles got in their way as they tried to sail a small vessel hundreds of miles to their destination. Glaciers and other environmental challenges are described in detail. Viewers will gain an appreciation for just how easy it is to lose one's life on this type of expedition. Though this film provides limited details about Shackleton's own journey, it is clearly a tribute to him that these more recent explorers set out on this 1997 journey.