The Bases Under Our Care
The Antarctic Heritage Trust was established in 1987 and is a registered charity under the New Zealand Charities Act 2005. The Trust cares for four expedition bases in the Ross Sea Region of Antarctica associated with four expeditions:
British Southern Cross Expedition 1898 - 1900 led by Carsten Borchgrevink.
National Antarctic (Discovery) Expedition 1901 - 1904 led by Commander Robert Falcon Scott.
British Antarctic (Nimrod) Expedition 1907 - 1909 led by Sir Ernest Shackleton.
National Antarctic (Terra Nova) Expedition 1910 - 1913 led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott.
The Antarctic Heritage Trust is governed by an international board of trustees. The Trust's mission is to:
Ensure the expedition bases and the thousands of associated artefacts survive for the benefit of future generations;
Inspire people through the values associated with adventure, discovery and endurance.
"Exploration is the physical expression of the Intellectual Passion. ... And I tell you, if you have the desire for knowledge and the power to give it physical expression go out and explore."
Apsley Cherry Garrard. The Worst Journey in the World.