THE CROSSING OF ANTARCTICA
Original Photographs from the Epic Journey that Fulfilled Shackleton’s Dream

GEORGE LOWE and HUW LEWIS-JONES
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It was a journey long thought impossible. The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctica Expedition of 1957/58, led by Vivian ‘Bunny’ Fuchs, was one of the twentieth century’s triumphs of exploration – a powerful expression of technological daring as much as a testament of sheer, bloody-minded human willpower. As a key member of the expedition, Everest veteran George Lowe was there to capture it all in photographs and on film. A trove of unpublished images and other rare materials from the Lowe archive are brought together here for the first time, along with others from the Fuchs family collection. Awe-inspiring landscapes, candid portraits and action shots evoke the day-by-day moments as the expedition travelled across snow and ice, facing extraordinary challenges and dangers.