Shackleton’s Cabin

Ernest Shackleton died in his cabin in 1922 while on board The Quest, which was to be his final expedition. One hundred years later that same cabin has ended up in the hands of an esteemed historical object conservator called Sven Habermann, waiting to be restored to its former glory.

With just one photograph of the cabin’s interior in existence, Shackleton’s thrilling story is brought to life through Sven’s pursuit of all the original materials contained in the cabin.

The documentary reveals previously unseen archive material which will bring the viewer deep into the world of Ernest Shackleton’s fearless adventures.

Contributors include Jan Chojecki whose grandfather financed the expedition, Alexandra Shackleton, Ernest Shackleton’s grand-daughter and the world’s greatest living explorer Ranulph Fiennes, who gives a fascinating insight into the mindset of an explorer.