The return of the Southern Party

The three-man pyramid canvas tent of the southern party (Scott, Shackleton, and Wilson), with two almost empty sledges outside. There are no dogs, as the last was put down on 14 January 1903. In the distance are the coastal cliffs near McMurdo Sound, Antarctica.

On 3 February the three were met by Skelton and Bernacchi as they approached within 6 to 8 miles of the ship. They all camped and had lunch before Skelton and Bernacchi pulled their sledges back to the ship.

Object Details

ID: ALB0346.39
Type: Photographic print
Display location: Not on display
Date made: Circa 2 or 3 February 1903
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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