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Shackleton items from the Archives

Articles from the British National Antarctic Expedition

The following 7 articles are from the British National Antarctic Expedition:

About the expedition

The British Antarctic Expedition undertook the first extensive exploration on land in Antarctica. The expedition set up base at McMurdo Sound and sledging parties carried out recognisance and scientific programmes. A three-man sledge party consisting of Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton and Edward Wilson achieved a furthest south of 82 degrees 17 minutes South on 30 December 1902. The expedition ship, Discovery, commissioned and built especially for the expedition was beset in McMurdo Sound from 1902-1904