January 2013 sees Arup’s Tim Jarvis lead a team of British and Australian adventurers across the Southern Ocean in a 7m whaling boat and then across South Georgia Island's mountainous interior.
The team will follow the route of one of the greatest leaders of all time, Sir Ernest Shackleton.
Shackleton’s Trans-Antarctic crossing of 1914 has never been successfully recreated. Jarvis’ team will call upon Shackleton’s inspiring leadership techniques, considered the vital factor in successfully completing the most perilous polar journey of all time.
The high profile expedition, also supported by international conservation group Fauna and Flora International, will use the centenary of Shackleton’s voyage to highlight the impact of climate change on the polar ice cap.
Meet the Arup team
An Arup support team supply their expertise in sustainability and leadership, ensuring the lessons from this daring expedition benefit leaders from all walks of life.
Associate Director, AdelaideRead more
Principal, Management Consulting, SydneyRead more
Senior Acoustic Consultant, AdelaideRead more
Senior Engineer, BrisbaneRead more
Senior Project Manager, SingaporeRead more
Engineer, LondonRead more
Support and follow the Shackleton Epic
Make a donation to support the expedition, and track the crew in real time, at shackletonepic.com. Follow The Shackleton Epic on Twitter @shackletonepic / #shackletonepic.
Read Tim Jarvis' blogs on why leaders need passion and focusing attention on climate change.
Read Steve Lennon's blog on business in unchartered waters.
Read Margot Morrell's blog on how antarctic challenges inform business leaders.