The expedition base associated with Sir Robert Falcon Scott's British Antarctic (Terra Nova) Expedition 1910 - 13 located at Cape Evans has until recently been under serious threat as a result of the unprecedented climatic conditions.
In November 2006 the Trust launched a NZD$9 million international appeal to save this important part of the world's heritage.
The fundraising campaign was given a major boost as a result of The February Foundation's Matched Funding Challenge which meant that every dollar donated was matched 1:1 (up to a million pounds). The February Foundation joins the UK Government (through the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Foreign Commonwealth Office), the Irish Government and the Garfield Weston Foundation who have already given signficant donations to kick start the fundraising campaign.
However, while the Matched Funding Challange has been fulfilled, we still need to raise more funds to conserve Scott's base and we urgently need your financial support.
Donations for the Cape Evans project can be made either through the Trust, or if you are based in the United Kingdom you may prefer to donate through our sister trust, United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust (note your donation may also be eligible for Gift Aid). Donations can also be made through The American Fund for Charities by quoting the Trusts' charity no. AFC921.
"It's a time warp without parallel. You walk into Scott's hut and you are transported to the year 1912 in a way that is quite impossible anywhere else in the world."
Sir David Attenborough, Naturalist.