Tim Jarvis Books & DVD
On behalf of friend of the Foundation Tim Jarvis AM, we are selling his two books and DVD. See below for the details.
Note you can only buy one at a time, if you wish to purchase multiple please email us for an invoice. email@example.com
NO SHIPPING - all goods must be collected from the Christchurch Foundation Office in Cashel Mall (to be arranged via email after purchase).
Purchase Shackleton's Epic by Tim Jarvis (paperback)
About the Book
A new edition to mark the centenary Ernest Shackleton's epic 1916 journey across 1300 kms of hostile ocean in a tiny, leaking boat and unmapped ice and snow to reach a rescue station by British-Australian explorer Tim Jarvis, who recreated 'Shackleton's Epic' in 2012.
Sir Edmund Hilary called it the greatest survival story of all time. In 1916, just months into Ernest Shackleton's third expedition to the South Pole, his ship, the Endurance, became trapped in pack ice and sank. With winter setting in and supplies running out, Shackleton faced a terrible quandary: should he and his crew stay on a tiny inhospitable stretch of Antarctic island and die waiting? Or should they make an almost certainly doomed journey, and sail in a lifeboat across 900 miles of the world's wildest ocean then trek over unmapped glaciers to reach help. Showing astonishing courage, Shackleton and a small band of men set off in an open boat. Even more astonishingly, they survived.
Almost a century later, explorer and environmental scientist Tim Jarvis set out with a crew of five to replicate Shackleton's journey, using the same equipment, eating the same unpalatable food and facing the same hostile ocean conditions. Shackleton's Epic is the story of that trip -- the wretched lows and the occasional highs and the mental and physical toughness required to survive in one of the last wildernesses on earth. Moving between the past and the present, this is a must-read book for all Shackleton fans and lovers of epic adventure.
Purchase The Unforgiving Minute by Tim Jarvis (signed paperback)
An autobiographical account of what led him to make his first forays into polar exploration and the experiences he had along the way. An honest, at times frightening, at times humorous edge-of-the-seat account of his bid for personal and geographical discovery at the limits of his ability. Tim’s first book.
Purchase Shackleton: Death or Glory with Tim Jarvis (DVD)
The 3-hour Discovery Channel documentary of Tim Jarvis’ team’s historic recreation of the legendary 1916 survival journey of Sir Ernest Shackleton. A harrowing, roller-coaster ride. (UK/Australian DVD of the show).
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