This is a must have DVD for every adventurous family.
From the makers of the highly acclaimed 'Wild South' programmes, this exclusive collection documents the exploration of the Poles - both past & present - and celebrates man's determination to discover more about the world -- whatever the cost.
EXPEDITION ANTARCTICA - INTO THE FROZEN ABYSS
Made in association with the Smithsonian Channel & National Geographic Channels International, 'Expedition Antarctica' documents the unprecedented journey of a team of international marine scientists & crew on board the research vessel the RV Tangaroa, as it heads for the Ross Sea off the Antarctic Ice Shelf in 2008.
Battered by storms; threatened by thickening pack ice; under pressure to explore 1000s of square kilometres of sea bed in just 50 days, the team aboard ship are pushed to their limits of endurance -- all in the name of science.
As well as the excellent 'Expedition Antarctica' program, this package also includes the following BONUS polar exploration classics...
The more recent, but equally dangerous, exploration of the Poles is told in 'Ice Pilots'. In this TV-ratings blockbuster fearless pilots use U.S. Air Force Hercules LC-130 to carry scientists into the unexplored and otherwise unreachable realms of the ice, at great risk to both man & plane.
ICEBOUND - 100 YEARS OF EXPLORATION
In this film we explore the conflicts and dilemmas, the heroism and drama of Antarctic discovery alongside Antarctic legends Sir Edmund Hillary & Sir Vivian Fuchs. With rare archival film and spectacular new footage it follows the story of Amundsen; Scott; Shackleton; and Byrd as they mount the first expeditions to the frozen continent.
Duration: Approx 154 minutes
All Regions - Regular 4:3 - Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - Colour - PAL