British Imperial Antarctic Expedition Pictures 1
Ernest Shackleton Nimrod - 1907-1909

The Nimrod Expedition | Crew of the Nimrod | Paintings | Photographs-1 Photographs-2

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Eric Marshall, one of the four men on the South Pole attempt

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The Nimrod in sea-ice


Hancock the chief steward

Route to the South Pole

Shackleton's second attempt to reach the South Pole after a previous journey with Scott some six years previously, on that attempt they came to within 480 miles of the pole, on this occasion they were just 97 miles away before turning back.

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Camping on a glacier

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A camp while travelling with Siberian ponies

Note the reindeer skin sleeping bags drying out on poles to the left.

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Sir Philip Brocklehurst (with his back to the deck house) enjoying a yarn with Wild, and Marston the artist.

Ponies pulling sledges

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Dr. Marshall cutting Joyce's hair Marston (artist) looking on

A rest stop with the ponies

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The bearded Lady.

Lifting equipment ashore to get stores from small boats brought in from the Nimrod anchored further out in deeper water.

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Lieut. Shackleton and Captain. England.

Camping on a glacier with ponies

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Eric Marshall, one of the four men on the South Pole attempt

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Illustration, recovering the sledge from a fall


Shackleton's hut at Cape Royds

Some supplies were kept away from the hut to make sure all wasn't lost in case of fire.

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The first ascent of Mount Erebus, March 1908

A team consisting of: T.W. Edgeworth David, Douglas Mawson, Sir Philip Brocklehurst, Alistair Mackay, Jameson Adams and Eric Marshall attempted the climb. All except Brocklehurst reached the summit crater at 3,794m (12,448 ft) on the 10th of March

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The first ascent of Mount Erebus, 10th March 1908

Alistair Mackay, Eric Marshall, Jameson Adams and T.W. Edgeworth David at the summit crater at 3,794m (12,448 ft), Douglas Mawson taking the photograph

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