Yorkshireman Frank Wild was the unsung hero of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. He was Sir Ernest Shackleton’s loyal companion – following him to the very ends of the earth.
Presenter and polar explorer, Paul Rose, looks back at Wild’s Nimrod expedition to Antarctica with Shackleton. The trip ended when the team had to turn back after a super-human effort to reach the south pole. Now, 90 years after Shackleton’s death – Frank Wild’s newly discovered remains are heading back to Antarctica to be laid beside his beloved ‘boss’ in the icy lands they both loved so much.