- MS 722;EN Aurora Australis, published in the winter quarters during April, May, June and July 1908 [First expedition journal to be printed on the Antarctic continent] 1 volume
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- ReferenceGB 15 Aurora Australis/Journal
- Dates of Creation1908
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- Physical Description1 volume
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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 John Robert Francis [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.