The Polar Party and their sledge

4-17 January 1912

Henry Bowers

Presented to King George V, 1914


Before he left Antarctica, Ponting taught photography to other members of the team so that they could record the final trek to the Pole. This photograph, taken by Bowers, shows from left to right, Evans, Oates, Wilson and Scott. They are crossing the Polar plateau, hauling their supplies behind them. The wheel on the back of the sledge measured the distance travelled.

Silver bromide print

27.5 x 38 cm

RCIN 2580040