Monday, 10 September 2012 1:47 PM
Modern day adventurers are being asked to join an expedition, which aims to re-create Sir Ernest Shackleton's famous Antarctic adventure.
The Shackleton Epic will authentically recreate Shackleton's 800-mile nautical voyage by using a replica lifeboat and only the equipment that was available to Shackleton at the time.
Shackleton famously travelled across the Southern Ocean from Elephant Island to South Georgia, and then across the island's mountains, in 1916. This time, the 56-day Antarctic expedition will mark the centenary of his remarkable 1916 polar voyage.
Veteran explorer Tim Jarvis will lead the expedition – and ten berths are available to the public for around £19,025 each.
The lucky few that secure a berth on the TS Pelican will have the opportunity to help sail the vessel, gain navigational skills, learn about the Antarctic's geography and wildlife, assist with environmental monitoring and follow the internationally recognised Shackleton's Way leadership programme.
Tim Jarvis, leader of the Shackleton Epic expedition said: "A berth on the TS Pelican as part of the Shackleton Epic is absolutely the stuff of childhood dreams. We are thrilled that members of the public will be able to participate in this historic re-enactment voyage."
The expedition sets sail from Punta Arenas, Chile on January 3, 2013 and is expected to reach its final destination of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil late in February. Tickets will go on sale at 12:00 British Summer Time on Friday, September 7.
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