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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

The party excavating an ice shelter

Overview

Creator: Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Creation Date: 
April 1916
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
13.2 x 20.7 cm
RCIN 
2580112
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V by Sir Ernest Shackleton, 1917
Description:

Photograph showing five men (including one standing to the right hand side) digging into the ice.

While they waited for rescue, Shackleton’s men required better shelter than their ruined tents could provide. They first tried to dig caves in the ice of a neighbouring glacier, but the temperature was too high to prevent the cave walls from melting and the idea was abandoned.

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Category: 
Photographs