Amazing stuff larso - thanks for coming on here and answering questions. Love the fact that you as the sailor had the balls to continue on the mountaineering part of the expedition.
Been done.Probably a replication of Captain Blight of Bounty fame? (if that was not done before)
Hi Fairwinds and Phillysailor, The role of the MD was a very interesting dynamic within this expedition. It really highlighted the problems of trying to re-create a legendary feat of survival in a modern world. I believe there was confusion and communication issues here. I don't want to say who was right or wrong as I wasn't privvy to everything that was said/agreed before the trip or even during. I can only comment on what I saw from my own perspective in the middle.Hi Larso
Just finished watching all the episodes...fascinating. As an MD, I was especially fascinated by the interaction that you(?) had your expedition MD. If it was not you, then I am sure you know what I am referring to. I am curious if that interaction has been settled in an amicable manner. My take was that you all were pretty comfortable back in the early 20th century, yet the accompanying MD was expected to perform in the 21st century, using all his skills to provide the best care/advice possible. Now, I am not sure if the contract you made with the authorities insisted on an MD on the expedition, which in of itself might explain the colliding of wills we saw.
This is not the first time that two eras collided in the Antarctic. The classic example to me, at any rate was the "race" between Scott and Amundsen. Scott was a brave explorer modeled on those exploits of the 19th Century. His "adversary", Amundsen was pretty much a man of the times. The clash that ensued almost had a predictable outcome...well, predictable, at any rate, with hindsight!
Congratulations again. We too, when we were in SG poured our rum ( or at least some of it) onto "The Boss'" grave...although it is rumored he is actually buried near there, but not at that exact spot. Grytviken is a pretty desolate spot, but quite beautiful.
pbs.org has it in the US. I think you can also find it on youtube.Can I find it on Netflix?
here hereThank you very much for that amazing insight, I really appreciate Tim's position far more now, my highest respect to you and the team, well done.
They're all up on various bit torrent sites in full HD under "Shackelton: Death or Glory", which was the Discovery UK title.Buggar! links have been taken down and I only managed to get episode1 beforehand. 2&3??