Words: Jonathan Thompson | Photographs: Mark Chilvers | Editor: Rachel Sullivan

To mark the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic expedition - in which he battled some of the world's harshest conditions while wearing Jaeger - we sent a team to retrace his steps. Read the story of their epic journey right here...

Day 1 Due South Through the Drake Passage | Day 2 Gateway to Antarctica | Day 3 Penguins, packing and the peninsula proper | Day 4 Getting the Cold Shoulder: A day and night on the ice | Day 5 Port Lockroy, home to some of the Antarctic's colourful characters | Day 6 Desperate times on Deception Island | Day 7 The voyage home.