The cliff near Hut Point over which Able-Seaman Vince fell and died.

A view across the icy sea towards the cliffs near Hut Point, Ross Island, where George Vince, an Able Seaman from the Discovery (1901), fell to his death on Tuesday 11 March. He had been part of a group of nine sent to Cape Crozier. However, as there were only snow shoes for three, the rest turned back. This group of six under Barne's command was caught in a blizzard near Castle Rock returning to the ship. They slid down a slope only for Wild to discover it ended in a cliff. Vince shot past and over the edge.

Shackleton went out a few days later in one of the ship's boats to search for Vince, followed afterwards by the Discovery (1901).

This photograph was published in the Illustrated London News, 4 July 1903.

Object Details

ID: ALB0346.30
Type: Photographic print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Date made: circa 13 March 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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