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Ramparts of Mt. Paget

The ramparts of Mt. Paget, South Georgia Island, by Frank Hurley [image] More on Mt. Paget

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Exhaled humor from every pore

“The life and soul of our party, [Hurley] exhaled humour at every pore, possessing a large fund of inoffensive wit and a weakness for practical joking from which no one of us, his seventeen companions, wholly succeeded in escaping.” – … Continue reading

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Nimrod Telegram

“MAY I BE PRIVILEGED TO NAME A NEW RANGE OF MOUNTAINS IN THE FAR SOUTH AFTER HER MAJESTY = SHACKLETON CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND” [Telegram in the Royal Collection; image via telegramsfromlastcentury.tumblr.com]

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Polar dash with ponies

Shackleton, Adams, Marshall, and Wild, heading south with ponies, Nimrod Expedition, 1908.

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Dash for the South Pole

Setting out, 1908: The Nimrod Expedition’s Polar Team consisted of Ernest Shackleton, Jameson Adams, Eric Marshall (the expedition doctor) and Frank Wild. [Photo from Public Domain Review]

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Aurora Australis

Packing crates were used for bindings. Photos from the antarctic-circle‘s auction list, and Museum Victoria.

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Sledging Flags

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