The party excavating an ice shelter

April 1916

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V, 1917


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.

Silver bromide print

13.2 x 20.5 cm

RCIN 2580112