Brit-Aussie adventurers successfully renact epic 1916 Shackleton Journey across Southern Ocean

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 09:10 hrs

A team of British-Australian explorers has successfully recreated Sir Ernest Shackleton's legendary 1916 voyage across the Southern Ocean.

The expedition led by Tim Jarvis, Royal Marine Barry Gray and navigator Paul Larsen completed the epic journey on Monday morning, after they reached the old whaling outpost of Stromness, on the island of South Georgia.

According to, they were part of a six-strong group which left icebound Elephant Island, off the coast of Antarctica, on January 24.

The adventures left for the voyage in a replica of the rickety, wooden lifeboat Shackleton used to complete the same journey 97 years ago.

After reaching South Georgia on February 4, the three explorers trekked across the island's inhospitable, mountainous terrain in sub-zero temperatures and blizzards.

They were forced to delay their final descent to Stromness at the weekend after being pinned down by bad weather, the report said.

According to the report, but conditions cleared enough to allow them to complete the voyage at 9.45 am (AEDT) on Monday, and were picked up by the support vessel Australis and received medical attention.

Irish-born Shackleton undertook the voyage from Elephant Island to South Georgia in 1916 out of sheer desperation, the report added. (ANI)

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