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While they waited for rescue, Shackleton’s men required better shelter than their ruined tents could provide. They first tried to dig caves in the ice of a neighbouring glacier, but the temperature was too high to prevent the cave walls from melting and the idea was abandoned.

25th Oct 2011

Environmental Science, Geography, History, Science

Key Stages:
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

Source: Copyright reserved/Royal Collection
Date of artefact: April 1916

Antarctica Polar explorers Shackleton Queen�s gallery Royal collection bromide

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