AN OXFORD doctor has returned to Antarctica to recreate the epic journey of a famous explorer.

Dr Alexander Kumar, 29, of the John Radcliffe Hospital, has been selected as the trip doctor for two voyages retracing Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Antartic exploits.

Yesterday he left on a two-month journey called the Shackleton Epic, an attempt to become the first to authentically re-enact the explorer’s 800 nautical mile Southern Ocean journey and expedition over the continent’s rugged interior.

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