A general view of the dogs and sledges off Discovery ready for the southern journey.

A general view of the dogs in line, with some of the sledges, ready for the southern journey to reach the South Pole. Some of the men are standing with the dogs, while others are sitting on the packed sledges. The sledges are flying the sledging flags. The scene is set off the port bow of the research/exploration ship 'Discovery' (1901), which has been banked up with snow for insulation. In the distance are the hills of Ross Island.

The southern party included five sledges pulled by 19 dogs. They were accompanied by a depot party.

Object Details

ID: ALB0346.33
Type: Photographic print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Vessels: Discovery (1901)
Date made: 2 November 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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