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Shackleton items from the Archives

Ernest Shackleton's first Antarctic sledging diary. February 1902

Scott selected Ernest Shackleton to lead the first exploratory sledging journey of the Discovery Expedition. Shackleton was accompanied by Edward Wilson, the assistant surgeon and zoologist and Hartley Travers Ferrar, a geologist. They headed for a 2,300 foot vantage point on White Island (now called Mount Heine) and from there were able to view the great ice barrier stretching towards the south. Edward Wilson called it a Highway to the Pole.

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