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Tim Jarvis

Headshot of Tim Jarvis, photo by Miles Rowland

About Tim Jarvis

What would compel an adventurer—in 2013—to re-enact Sir Ernest Shackleton’s legendary 1916 Antarctic journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia in a replica of the 23-foot whaler James Caird? What would motivate such a modern-day explorer to embrace this 800-mile (1,300 km) challenge with only a small team decked out in early 1900s gear and no 21st-century conveniences or navigation technology? Tim Jarvis, the environmental scientist, author and explorer who led the re-enacted voyage sums it up: “I firmly believe that in pushing your personal boundaries you learn more about yourself—and life is to be lived after all.”

Jarvis, who subsequently produced the award-winning documentary and book, “Chasing Shackleton: Re-creating the World’s Greatest Journey of Survival,” is one of the selected onboard presenters for our Celebrating Shackleton: Journey from Antarctica to South Georgia voyage.