Previously unseen details of the epic struggle for survival of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the crew of the Endurance are on show at the National Library of Scotland's new summer exhibition.
Opening on Friday 16 June, 'Enduring Eye' tells the story of the men's attempt over 100 years ago to cross Antarctica by coast to coast. It ended in near disaster after their ship, 'Endurance', was crushed by ice.
Photographic negatives saved from the polar ice have now been digitised to provide one of the greatest ever photographic records of human survival.
At the heart of the exhibition are more than 90 dramatic images taken by the expedition's official photographer, Frank Hurley, as the men battled against the hostile polar conditions.
In addition to the photographs, visitors have the rare chance to see personal items carried through every stage of the journey. These include a tartan blanket given to expedition's Scottish geologist James Wordie by his sister, which was later worn as a shirt to ward off the extreme cold.
'Enduring Eye' has been prepared by the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), augmented by material from the Library's own polar collections.
Read more in our exhibition media release
15 June 2017