It's been 110 years this week since explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton planted the British Flag 97 nautical miles from the South Pole on the second of three expeditions he led to the Antarctic.

To push on to the Pole would have meant certain death and the four men on the expedition were lucky to return alive.

Now more than a century on, the Shackleton exhibition Antarctic Witness is coming to Clydebank.

From January 29 to March 23 photographs of Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-16, his third and most well known expedition to the Antarctic, will go on show at Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery in the Town Hall.

Taken by Frank Hurley, the pictures chart an extraordinary journey on board the ill-fated Endurance and through the Antarctic landscape.

The vessel was trapped in ice off the Caird coast and drifted for 10 months before being crushed in the pack ice and sinking.

Having abandoned the ship, Shackleton and the crew spent months camping on an ice floe, before setting off in their three small lifeboats and eventually reaching the inhospitable Elephant Island.

Shackleton and five men then went to find help, spending 16 days crossing 1,300 km of ocean in a small boat before reaching the island of South Georgia and trekking to a whaling station.

The remaining crew were later rescued.

A spokeswoman for West Dunbartonshire Council said the photographs "will offer visitors a unique insight into his experience".

She added: "It is great to see yet another great exhibition coming to Clydebank so soon after hosting Tom McKendrick’s Soldiers."

Soldiers ran from November 6 until January 12 to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War and included portraits by artist McKendrick of servicemen and women who have taken pride in serving their country.