- MS 1611;BJ Diary, 31 July 1907 to August 1909 [Includes a photograph and 1935 edition of The Heart of the Antarctic, by Ernest Henry Shackleton with inscription] holograph
Riches, British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909
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- Dates of Creation31 July 1907 to August 1909
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Administrative / Biographical History
The British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (leader Ernest Henry Shackleton) sailed south on board Nimrod. A shore party of 15 set up base on the Antarctic continent; they discovered nearly 500km of the Transantarctic Mountains flanking the Ross Ice Shelf. A party climbed Mount Erebus (3794 m), Ross Island. A southern party consisting of Shackleton, Jameson Adams, Eric Marshall and Frank Wild found a route up the Beardmore Glacier and sledged to within 180km of the pole.
A second party sledged to he region of the South Magnetic pole and exploration of the area around the Ferrar Glacier was also conducted.