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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

The winter journey to Cape Crozier

Overview

Creator: Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935) (photographer)
Creation Date: 
Jun 1911
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
43.7 x 61 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580022
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1914
Description:

Henry Bowers (1883-1912), Edward Wilson (1872-1912) and Apsley Cherry-Garrard (1886-1959) are shown shortly before departing for Cape Crozier in search of Emperor penguin eggs. Between 27 June and 1 August, the trio endured extreme weather conditions and winter darkness as they crossed Ross Island and then returned, having collected three eggs. Cherry-Garrard famously described it as ’the worst journey in the world’.

Further details

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Photographs