The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography
 
 
The start for South Georgia, 24 April 1916
The Royal Collection © 2012,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The start for South Georgia, 24 April 1916

Apr-16

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V

Magnify image

On 24 April Shackleton set off in a reinforced and covered-over James Caird, with Worsley, Crean, McCarthy, Vincent and McNish, to make the 800 mile (1,480km) journey to South Georgia. More