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Herbert G. Ponting
The winter journey to Cape Crozier
Silver bromide print
43.7 x 61 cm (image)
The Royal Collection
Henry Bowers (1883-1912), Edward Wilson (1872-1912) and Apsley Cherry-Garrard (1886-1959) are shown shortly before departing for Cape Crozier in search of Emperor penguin eggs. Between 27 June and 1 August, the trio endured extreme weather conditions and winter darkness as they crossed Ross Island and then returned, having collected three eggs. Cherry-Garrard famously described it as ’the worst journey in the world’.
Presented to King George V, 1914