British Antarctic Survey Dog Team on Sea Ice

The 'Hobbits' sledging near Halley Bay 1971.  The team operated in the area from 1969 to 1972.  In this painting the detail is historically accurate in terms of the drivers clothing and sledge load of the period.  Each dog is an accurate portrait:-

Changi (lead dog),  Luqa (his right),  Ratti (dark and behind),  Dusty (Changi's left),  Esk,  Mitral,  Gandalf,  Bophur, and  Wensen.  The team was typical of the time and one of the last to travel in Antarctica.   Link to original painting.

Lead Dog is Changi.  An account of Changi con be found in the September Edition of 'Fan Hitch' , at

Print details:  Print size:  12 x 20 inches on paper of size 16 x 23 inches.  Paper quality is 'Consort Royal' 200g with applied silk textured finish, printed in four-colour litho processed from 'CTP processless' plates.

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