Replica of Sir Ernest Shackleton's lifeboat
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Polar explorer's 800 mile lifeboat journey is recreated

Almost 100 years ago polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to try and cross the Antarctic and failed.

His expedition is seen as one of history's greatest stories of survival and leadership. When his ship sank Shackleton and five others travelled 800 miles in a small lifeboat to find help.

Now a team are preparing to recreate the journey in an exact replica of the lifeboat. Robert Hall reports from Dulwich College in south London, where the original still survives.

  • 23 Mar 2012
  • From the section UK