Last year on 6 January, Royal Mail issued a set of stamps commemorating what Sir Edmund Hillary described as 'The Greatest Survival Story of All Time'.
During an attempt to be the first to cross Antarctica, Shackleton and his crew were 80 miles from their destination when their vessel, Endurance, became stuck in sea ice and after four months was crushed.
28 men were left stranded on the ice for another six months having dragged three boats and provisions from the ship.
You may read more about Sir Ernest Shackleton's and the crew's heroic actions leading to their rescue here.
For other winter white scenes check out links at Sunday-Stamps-II.