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Hamburg glacier on South Georgia photographed by Hurley on the way south - little did he know that he would not set foot on dry land for nearly 500 days...
Photographic record of one of the worlds most epic tales of endurance.
Remarkable photos documenting Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated attempt to cross Antarctica over 100 years ago have emerged for sale for £40,000.
The 1914-17 expedition is remembered for one of the greatest feats of human bravery and endurance after the party became stranded for 18 months in freezing conditions.
The expedition's official photographer, Frank Hurley, captured their ordeal on camera and made presentation albums when he eventually returned to Britain.
One album was given to King George V. Seven are believed to survive today, including the one for sale that has been owned by a private collector for over 40 years.