In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton and a 27-man crew set off on an expedition to reach and cross Antarctica. Just a month and a half into the voyage, their ship was caught fast in heavy pack ice. No one should have survived the ordeal that followed. Only the extraordinary leadership, courage, and strength of Shackleton brought the whole crew safely through.
Photos, taken and carefully preserved by the ship’s photographer, record the stark conditions and the day-to-day activities of the men. Hand-drawn maps show the route.