The Castle Berg with dog Sledge

17 September 1911

Herbert Ponting

Presented to King George V, 1914


This iceberg, which resembles a medieval castle, was greatly admired by members of the expedition. Ponting returned several times during 1911 to photograph it, including once in June, the middle of the Antarctic winter, when he set up flashlights to make an image. At its highest point the berg is around 100 feet high (30.5 m).

Carbon print

53.2 x 75 cm

RCIN 2580031