The Great White South.


Ponting's own story and photograph's. This man was the perfect Victorian gentleman who perhaps got more adventure than he bargained for by going to the Antarctic with Scott. Just like a gentleman, he relates this story without grumble or exaggeration, shame about his rather monotonous writing ability. On his return to England Ponting ran into severe financial difficulties and was eventually declared bankrupt. That story remains untold. As a key player and major personality he deserves more attention.


First published in October 1921 and was immediately a great success, reprinted numerous times. This book is one the 'must haves' in any Antarctic collection. His photographs, still now, have an inspiring quality. Published 1921 by Duckworth.