After three months at Hut Pt.
Portrait of Keith Jack after three months at Hut Point. In early 1915 Jack, together with Mackintosh, Joyce, Haywood, Cope, and Wild were stranded for several months in the cramped hut at Hut Point on the southern end of Ross Island.
They were waiting for the sea ice to freeze so they could walk the 25 kilometers to Cape Evans, having missed their ship the Aurora which picked up the other men in the Ross Sea Party from the hut on 11th March, just three days earlier.
This photo would have been taken around May 1915. The party were finally able to cross the ice to Cape Evans on 2 June 1915.
The hut at Hut Point was built by Robert Scott’s 1901-1904 expedition and was in very poor repair, making conditions for the Ross Sea Party difficult.