Ice Patrol presents a truly unique opportunity to follow the lives of UK?s Royal Navy and British Antarctic Survey personnel on board HMS Endurance during their four month mission to Antarctica. The Red Plum, as Endurance is known to her elite 140 man crew, was specially built to operate in this extremely challenging region. Documentary series reveals the real day to day experiences and challenges in the ice, giving viewers a true first hand impression of life on and off board. The programme will cover the crew?s training prior to deployment, the preparation for the tasks ahead, their hopes and fears. Will sea sickness, cabin-fever, frost-bite, daylight all round the clock get the better of them? Once in Antarctica, the big question is - will they manage to succeed in all their tasks?