The ramparts of Mount Erebus
The Royal Collection © 2012,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RCIN 2580027

The ramparts of Mount Erebus


Herbert Ponting

Presented to King George V, 1914

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Mount Erebus, an active volcano on Ross Island which last erupted in 2008, was first climbed in 1908 by members of Shackleton’s Nimrod expedition. This photograph is one of Ponting’s most dramatic images. More