The winter journey to Cape Crozier

June 1911

Herbert Ponting

Presented to King George V, 1914


Henry Bowers, Edward Wilson and Apsley Cherry-Garrard 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’.

Silver bromide print

43.7 x 61 cm

RCIN 2580022