Pictures of the Endurance Expedition
Page 2 - Dump Camp, Ocean Camp and Patience Camp on the sea-ice, escape by boat to Elephant Island, Shackleton's boat journey to South Georgia, Life on Elephant Island, attempted and eventually successful rescue of all the men.
Encampment, the observation platform in the background was to help look for breaks opening in the pack ice and also to scout for seals or penguins that could be taken as food
The castaways adrift on the sea ice, Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Wild are standing together at the left of the picture - Ocean Camp, Weddell Sea.
Dog teams scouting a way to the land across the rough sea ice, in the end progress was so slow as to be friutless
Frank Hurley, left, and Sir Ernest Shackleton, right, in front of their small tent at Patience Camp, Weddell Sea.
Observation platform built from wood salvaged from the crushed Endurance, used for spotting openingsin the ice, seals and penguins and for taking sightings on the sun (as here) to determine position and drift.
Finally the pack ice drifted far enough north to begin to break up and the men took to the boats on loose pack
The boats are hauled up on to a friendly floe to rest the party, and to prepare food. Men on an ice-floe among many thousands in the Weddell Sea, with heavy clouds. Composite photograph and detail of drawing by George Marston.
The launching of the James Caird from Elephant Island. Shackleton and five others setting out to reach South Georgia 800 miles away across the stormiest seas in the world, this was to become one of the most incredible small boat journeys of all time.
The two upturned boats that formed the "Snuggery" or the "Sty". View of interior of hut on Elephant Island. Composite of photograph and drawing by George Marston. Inside measurements: 18 feet by 9 feet by 5 feet at its highest point. Twenty-two men lived in this hut for four and a half months.
After an arduous journey but made much quicker than anticipated, in sight of the goal, nearing South Georgia. Drawn from material supplied by the boat party Photograph of drawing possibly by George Marston.
August 30th 1916, Shackleton sucessfully reaches Elephants Island with the steam tug "Yelcho" on his 4th attempt
The "Yelcho" a steam tug lent to Shacjkelton by the Chilean government to rescue his men, prior to the actual rescue it had been used to tow the schooner "Emma" part way to Elephant Island on a failed rescue mission. The rescue took place at the fourth attempt.