The South Pole Trail : Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.


The story of the Ross Sea Shore party, which had the job of laying supplies for Shackleton's failed 'Endurance' expedition. Ernest Joyce, was a veteran of Antarctic exploration: like Shackleton, he had joined Captain Scott on the Discovery, and been a member of Shackelton's Nimrod expedition. On this Trans-Antarctic expedition he was in charge of stores. This entailed sledging in extreme conditions over 1600 miles in six and a half months to lay provision trails to support the continental crossing that would not occur. This account is based on his log of the expedition. Published by Duckworth 1929. A good copy is valued at £400.