The slopes of Mount Terror (Mount Erebus smoking in the distance)

Looking westerly along the coast of Ross Island towards the slopes of Mount Terror. in the background is Mount Erebus with smoke rising from the crater. The Discovery passed Ross Island on her eastward journey to Cape Colbeck. On 22 January at Cape Crozier they left a message in a cylinder with a post. She passed back again into McMurdo Sound for winter quarters behind the island.

As there is open water in the foreground, it may be the January, as the ice was beginning to form pack-ice in early February.

Object Details

ID: ALB0346.10
Type: Photographic print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Date made: Circa 20-21 January or 6-8 February 1902; Circa 20-22 January or 6-8 February 1902
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Bernard Collection
Measurements: Overall: 78 mm x 103 mm
Parts: British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1903 (Photograph album)

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