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Re: Sailing on network TV! "Chasing Shackleton" on tonight!

Did ya all see the second episode yet? Lots of sailing. They set out for the mountain climbing at the end. I guess the third episode will be mountaineering.
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Re: Sailing on network TV! "Chasing Shackleton" on tonight!

On the off chance you're not joking, Randy, rigid mounted cameras never do a good job of showing motion.. no matter how wildly things may be moving, the relative motion is zero.

Sore/frozen feet seem to be the theme of the day.. glad we've made strides in the last 100 years in cold weather gear. That one fellow's feet were pretty gruesome.

Tough nuts, though.. all of them.
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I thought it was fake too. The guy with the icky feet calmly said "I'm very infuriated with you right now." I figured nobody that upset would speak so softly. Then I realized he is British. So it probably is real.
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Regarding the inside scenes / not being tossed about:

If I were in the cabin of a 22' open boat (itself a contradiction) being tossed about on the Southern Ocean, and only allowed to sleep for 3 hours between 90 minute watches, I would wedge myself into a corner so I wouldn't bash into stuff as the boat tosses. Especially if I was sore - the less I move the better. At least I think that's what I'd do. I've been cold, sore, and wet. But never all 3 at once for a week.
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Re: Sailing on network TV! "Chasing Shackleton" on tonight!

I believe the mission failed when the safety boat had to tell them to stop sailing for the night. They would have smashed into the rocks so why are they still pressing on with bad feet.
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Re: Sailing on network TV! "Chasing Shackleton" on tonight!

I think the purpose of the voyage was mostly to produce a video representation of the hardships of Shackleton's amazing voyage, without dying in the effort. I'd say they succeeded in doing so. I see no reason to doubt that they actually made the voyage. The fact that the chase boat suggested that they lie ahull until daylight didn't "ruin it for me." I didn't want to see anything bad happen. The participants are experienced, accomplished sailors and other people with reputations to be concerned about, and I have no reason to doubt that it happened about the way they said it did. It's a great video to enjoy on a cold winter night, in front of the fireplace.
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Re: Sailing on network TV! "Chasing Shackleton" on tonight!

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I didn't want to see anything bad happen.
I agree, so why would you risk damage to your feet.
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I agree, so why would you risk damage to your feet.
Most of us are willing to risk alot in pursuit of a personal goal. Sometimes we work so hard at our jobs that we risk our health. Some people risk their relationships with their wives and children by being away from them for work purposes. Some people risk their lives climbing mountains, racing cars and flying into space. Why is it so hard to understand that one of these men might be willing to risk his health and safety to complete this challenge?
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Re: Sailing on network TV! "Chasing Shackleton" on tonight!

Chasing Shackleton, Re-enactment: means to "act out a previous event"
does that mean is was actually carried out?
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