Alexander Kumar takes some time out to tell us about his next expedition and show us some of the images he’s likely to capture. This journey covering the famous trip that Shackleton took is likely to put him, and his camera gear, to the ultimate test.
“I was invited to put a unique scientific protocol together for the expedition – this is simply the closest you can get to understanding the psycho-physiological challenges and endurance experienced and faced by Shackleton and his men 100 years ago and importantly for science the only ‘real’ opportunity we have to quantify the true substance of Shackleton’s crews’ success – one of the greatest survival stories in exploration, if not the greatest. I take my hat off to the six members for undertaking this journey – it certainly will be epic. It is an honour to be involved.”
“I am excited to be part of this historic undertaking – combining adventure, polar history, science and medicine – I couldn’t dream up a better job on Earth. What an undertaking by the crew – this will be epic! Already the images I have taken in the initial preparations
The expedition is being filmed by a television crew from Raw television based in the UK for the Discovery Channel.
The expedition team has set up on King George Island and is in the final preparations before departing to Elephant Island where the journey will begin.