Crossing Antarctica

An interview with 2009 Yale World Fellow Tim Jarvis. Environmental scientist Tim Jarvis has trekked across Antarctica with the benefit of only starvation rations and low-tech gear, recreating the famous – or infamous – survival journey of early 20th century explorer Sir Douglas Mawson. He has trekked without support to the North Pole, crossing 400 km of the frozen Arctic Ocean. And in 2011, he will undertake yet another dangerous expedition: retracing the steps taken by Sir Ernest Shackleton in 1916 during his legendary and harrowing Antarctic voyage.