By total serendipity, an IMAX movie was recently finishing up its run at the Pacific Science Center: Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure. Having just finished reading about it, I was really interested to check this out. One of the benefits of being underemployed is being free to go to the IMAX in the middle of the afternoon :-)

I’m not convinced that $8 for 30 minutes is a great bargain, but it was a fantastic movie. It combined breathtaking footage of the icy Antarctic seas and continent with still photos and video footage from Shackleton’s expedition. They also staged some current-day recreations of what it might have looked like to camp on those ice floes among those beautiful and gigantic icebergs, to row those ridiculously little boats in the stormiest ocean on Earth, and to hike across the glaciers and mountains of South Georgia Island. Incredible.

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