Mount Erebus in Antarctica, 1911

Mount Erebus in Antarctica, 1911


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Mount Erebus in Antarctica. Clouds around the summit of the volcano Mount Erebus in Antarctica. Photograph obtained in March 1911 during the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). This volcano, with a summit elevation of 3794 metres, was visible from the expedition base camp at Cape Evans. Also known as the Terra Nova Expedition, the primary expedition objectives were scientific. Led by Robert Falcon Scott, a shore party of 33 spent two seasons exploring on and around the Ross Ice Shelf. Scott and four others died in 1912 returning from their journey to the South Pole. Photographed by Herbert George Ponting.

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