155 x 232 x 29mm
In 2013, Australian earth scientist Chris Turney led an ambitious expedition to Antarctica. It promised so much - discovery, history, adventure - but came with great risk. The story of the Turney's ship, the Shokalskiy, and the plight of the 71 people onboard was broadcast around the world. We watched, listened and read as they became stuck in pack ice. We sighedaas rescue effort after rescue effort was thwarted by foul weather andawhen the Chinese ship sent to get them became marooned in the brutal conditions. It was the modern, wired version of Shackleton's ill-fated but ultimately heroic voyage and rescue, with one massive difference: Shackleton's wife and children were not with him. Unshackled is a classic adventure story with a twist. As the ghosts of explorers such as Mawson and Shackleton look on, we see the day-to-day trials of a ship full of souls facing danger and uncertainty. We discover firsthand the latest scientific findings from the frozen continent, and learn the fates of the many intrepid explorers in whose footsteps Turney and his men and women walked.