Full Polar Equipment

“All hands were issued with full polar equipment, as follows: 1 sweater (thick Jaeger), 1 pair Amundsen pattern Burberry boots, 1 pair Shetland wool mitts, 1 woollen helmet, 2 pair soft wool bed socks, 1 pair mittens, 1 pair finnesko (reindeer skin) boots, 1 Shetland wool jersey, 2 Jaeger shirts, 2 Jaeger combinations, 1 pair felt mitts, 1 pair fur mitts, 1 pair lambskin mitts, 1 pair Jaeger slippers, 3 pair thick woollen socks, 2 pair Shetland wool socks.”

— Thomas Orde-Lees

About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
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