Antarctic Heritage Trust
Conserve, share and encourage the spirit of exploration
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
BORCHGREVINK'S HUT, CAPE ADARE Cape Adare: 71° 18’ S 170° 11’ E
SHACKLETON'S HUT, CAPE ROYDS Cape Royds: 77° 33' S 166° 09’E
SCOTT'S HUT, HUT POINT Hut Point: 77° 50’S, 166° 37’E
SCOTT'S HUT, CAPE EVANS Cape Evans: 77° 38’ S 166° 25’ E
HILLARY'S HUT, SCOTT BASE Scott Base: 77° 85’S, 166° 75’E

THEY've DONE IT!

They’ve battled hurricane conditions, heavy snowfalls and illness, but the 6-person Antarctic Heritage Trust Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition has reached the finish line of their 560-kilometre crossing of the Greenland ice cap.

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Ambassador blogs
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Read about our Conservation Ambassador's and Antarctic Youth Ambassador's adventures with the team on the ice this season.

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Hillary's hut restored!

The Trust’s team on the Ice spent three months this summer working to restore Hillary’s Hut and the artefacts inside. Thanks to a successful public fundraising campaign and support from the New Zealand Government the Hut was restored and artefacts conserved in time for Scott Base’s 60th anniversary celebrations in January 2017 . Now painted with its original colours this important piece of Antarctic history stands out once again.

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HILLARY'S HUT WINS DULUX COLOUR AWARD

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CONSERVATION PHOTO GALLERY

It’s not every day you get to work in sub-zero temperatures with historic buildings and artefacts. See our cold-climate conservation and carpentry teams in action.

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118 year old painting found in Antarctica

We have discovered an almost perfectly preserved 118 year old Edward Wilson watercolour among penguin-excrement, dust and mould covered papers found in an historic hut at Cape Adare, Antarctica.

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SHACKLETON'S HUT

ANTARCTICA
CAPE ROYDS, -77°33'10.7"S, 166°10'6.5"E

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ROSS SEA PARTY PHOTOS

Conservators working in Captain Scott’s last expedition base at Cape Evans a century on discovered a small box of photographic negatives. Painstaking conservation work revealed never before seen Antarctic images.

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Media Release

Success!

Young Kiwis conquer Antarctic mountain

Four young New Zealanders, including William Pike who lost his leg during the 2007 eruption of Mount Ruapehu, have just returned from successfully summiting Mt Scott, in Antarctica.
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Project Update

Project Update 2015

A comprehensive overview of the Antarctic Heritage Trust's Ross Sea Heritage Restoration Project. Includes a summary of work on each of the five expedition bases under the Trust's care.
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Educational Resources

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Scott's Last Expedition

The Antarctic Heritage Trust’s online resources for teachers and students. Based on an award winning exhibition to commemorate the centenary of Captain Scott’s 1910-1913 expedition.
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