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Jul 9, 2018

Smiles at the finish line

The Explorer July 2018

Find out all about the Inspiring Explorers' successful completion of the epic crossing of the Greenland ice cap, the Trust's work with UKAHT on Stonington Island, an update on conservation, and more...

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News Story
Jul 9, 2018

Onwards and upwards

New Strategic Plan Published

The Trust's Board has adopted a new Strategic Plan for 2018-2023.

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Media Release
Jul 5, 2018

New Scott Base Pinot Noir

A cool change for adventurous drop

Intrepid spirits across Aotearoa already count Scott Base wines amongst their favourite drops and now these old friends are getting a new look.

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News Story
Jul 4, 2018

Base E on Stonington Island

Conserving Stonington Stories

“Like seeing Antarctica for the first time” is how Lizzie Meek (Programme Manager – Artefacts) described her experience at Stonington Island on the Antarctic Peninsula. In partnership with our sister trust UKAHT, AHT staff worked as part of a 10 week prog

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Media Release
Jun 5, 2018

The team reach the east coast

They’ve done it! The Inspiring Explorers have completed the epic crossing of the Greenland ice cap

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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Newsletter
Apr 4, 2018

A view of Base E on Stonington Island

The Explorer April 2018

Read all about the announcement of our 2018 Inspiring Explorers, the new roof on Hillary's (TAE) Hut, a unique field camp at Cape Adare, and more!

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News Story
Mar 27, 2018

The team gathers in front of Hillary's (TAE) Hut

Raising the roof

Antarctic Heritage Trust has finished the last major job of saving Sir Edmund Hillary’s hut at Scott Base – installing a new roof.

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News Story
Mar 26, 2018

The 'Turks' at Cape Adare

New field camp for oldest site

A chance chat at a workshop between Trust Programme Manager Al Fastier and Queenstown adventurer Erik Bradshaw established a mutual interest in water tank huts.

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News Story
Mar 26, 2018

The US East Base on Stonington

Stunning Stonington

The Trust is delighted to have our team assisting UKAHT on the Antarctic Peninsula as part of the new multi-year agreement.

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News Story
Feb 14, 2018

Rob Stimpson test photo

The Last 36

The Last 36 is a short film, shot by Inspiring Explorer James Blake, that retraces one of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s most perilous and desperate journeys.

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News Story
Dec 19, 2017

Assembling the battens for the roof

Final touches go on Sir Ed’s Antarctic hut

The Trust raised nearly a million dollars to save the hut, also known as the TAE/IGY Hut, which was built by a team under Sir Ed’s leadership in 1957 just before his famous dash to the South Pole. The fundraising campaign included a 2012-kilometre tractor

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Media Release
Dec 15, 2017

Scott's Hut at Cape Evans

Cape Evans

Sir Peter Blake Trust Antarctic Youth Ambassador Chris Ansin reflects on his time at Scott's Hut, Cape Evans.

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News Story
Dec 1, 2017

Erik Bradshaw and Richard Harcourt in front of the Turks

Let’s turk about Cape Adare

Some good old-fashioned kiwi ingenuity is in hot demand for the coldest place on earth. Arrowtown adventurer, Erik Bradshaw, with the support of Antarctic Heritage Trust, has designed and built three temporary huts for Cape Adare in Antarctica … out of pl

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Annual Report
Nov 21, 2017

60th Anniversary Celebrations at Scott Base

Annual Report 2016-2017

Read the latest highlights from the Trust's work in the 2016-2017 Annual Report.

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News Story
Nov 21, 2017

Erebus

Antarctic Field Training

Our Conservation Ambassador Diana McCormack starts her trip to Antarctica with field training. Everyone who comes here has to complete Antarctic Field Training, which means spending a night camping out on the ice...

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News Story
Nov 16, 2017

Conservation Ambassador Diana McCormack in front of Scott's statue in Portsmouth

Conservation Ambassador - Diana McCormack

Congratulations to Diana McCormack who has been selected as the Trust’s first Conservation Ambassador.

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News Story
Nov 10, 2017

Chris Ansin and Diana McCormack

Introducing Chris Ansin!

Hello! Welcome to the adventures of the 2017 Sir Peter Blake Antarctic Youth Ambassador! My name is Chris Ansin and I am absolutely ecstatic about joining the team going to Antarctica this year, something which I have been dreaming of since I was a kid.

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Newsletter
Nov 1, 2017

Stonington Island

The Explorer November 2017

Read about our 30th Birthday celebration, the discovery of a 106-year-old fruit cake and our latest Inspiring Explorers' film.

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News Story
Oct 26, 2017

Pion Peak

Mount Scott short film launched

We are delighted to officially release this short film ‘Mt Scott – An Expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula’ made by Inspiring Explorer Simon Lucas.

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Media Release
Aug 10, 2017

Fruit cake

100 year old fruit cake found in Antarctica's Oldest Building

Antarctic Heritage Trust conservators found a 100 year old fruit cake among the artefacts from Cape Adare. Made by Huntley & Palmers, the fruit cake is still wrapped in paper and encased in the remains of a tin-plated iron alloy tin.

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Newsletter
Jun 30, 2017

Lizzie Meek with water colour painting

The Explorer, June 2017

Read about the discovery of an almost perfectly preserved 118 year old watercolour found among dust-covered papers at the Cape Adare site; find out who has been awarded the Antarctic Medal, read about Sean Garwood's latest exhibition...

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News Story
Jun 21, 2017

Shackleton's Hut

Paintings evoke heroic era

New Zealand artist Sean Garwood's latest series of 16 paintings capture the historic Antarctic huts of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott evoking a strong sense of the heroic era of polar exploration.

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Media Release
Jun 12, 2017

Borchgrevink's huts at Cape Adare

118 year old painting found in Antarctica

We have discovered an almost perfectly preserved 118 year old watercolour painting among penguin-excrement, dust and mould covered papers found in an historic hut at Cape Adare, Antarctica. Painted by Dr Edward Wilson who died with Captain Robert Falcon S

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News Story
Jun 7, 2017

Completion of mess hut

New Zealand Antarctic Medal Awarded

Congratulations to Mr Randal Heke for being awarded the New Zealand Antarctic Medal for services to New Zealand interests in Antarctica and historic preservation.

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Media Release
May 12, 2017

Hillary's Hut

Hillary's Hut Wins Award

We are delighted to have won the International category of the 31st annual Dulux Colour Awards for Hillary's Hut. Sixty years on from when Hillary's (TAE/IGY) Hut was the first building at New Zealand's Scott Base, its retro colours are again shining brig

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Newsletter
Mar 31, 2017

Inspiring Explorers' Expedition 2017

The Explorer March 2017

Read about Antarctic Heritage Trust's work saving Sir Ed Hillary's hut in Antarctica plus the latest Inspiring Explorers' Expedition to climb Mt Scott on the Antarctic Peninsula. Discover Cape Adare artefacts currently being conserved.

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Media Release
Mar 21, 2017

Iceberg

Interview with Simon Lucas

Zoologist and filmmaker Simon Lucas is making a short film of the Inspiring Explorers' Expedition as part of his outreach programme. He is passionate about getting people out to explore the wilderness and to discover themselves along the way.

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Media Release
Mar 21, 2017

Locals

Interview with Sylvie Admore

Sylvie Admore is an Officer of the Royal New Zealand Airforce and an experienced alpine climber. She has led many courses on climbing and rope skills and was delighted to test her technique on the Antarctic expedition.

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Media Release
Mar 20, 2017

Getting those photos!

Interview with William Pike

William Pike is a sought-after inspirational speaker who lost his leg during the 2007 Mt Ruapehu eruption. He is now the director of the William Pike Challenge Award, a youth development programme for years 7-9 students.

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Media Release
Mar 20, 2017

Inspiring Explorers' Expedition 2017

Interview with Isobel Ewing

Isobel Ewing is a journalist with Newshub and one of the Inspiring Explorers who travelled to Antarctica to attempt a guided ascent of Mt Scott.

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News Story
Mar 20, 2017

Inspiring Explorers' Expedition 2017

Inspiring Explorers' Antarctic Expedition

In February the Trust’s Executive Director Nigel Watson led four young people on the adventure of a lifetime to attempt a guided ascent of Mt Scott on the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Media Release
Mar 19, 2017

A magnificent view

Saving Hillary's Hut

On Friday 20 January 2017 the residents of New Zealand's Scott Base celebrated the base’s 60 year anniversary by taking a tour through the recently restored Hillary’s (TAE/IGY) Hut.

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Media Release
Mar 5, 2017

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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Media Release
Jan 30, 2017

Inspiring Explorers' Expedition 2017

Trip of a lifetime for young Kiwi 'explorers'

Four young New Zealanders are about to embark on a journey others only dream of – to Antarctica. The group has been hand-picked from more than 100 applicants for the Antarctic Heritage Trust’s second Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition.

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Newsletter
Dec 23, 2016

Expedition South

The Explorer December 2016

A major focus for the Antarctic Heritage Trust is saving Sir Edmund Hillary’s and the IGY/TAE Antarctic legacy. Currently a team of conservators are undertaking work on-site at New Zealand’s scientific facility, Scott Base, to conserve ‘Hillary’s Hut.

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Annual Report
Oct 27, 2016

Inspiring Expolorers Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2016

As we embrace the Antarctic Heritage Trust’s new vision of Inspiring Explorers the Trust recognises the importance to the global community of the Antarctic explorers’ legacy that we care for.

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Newsletter
May 10, 2016

Inspiring Explorers expedition 2015

The Explorer April 2016

Welcome to the first edition of The Explorer, the news bulletin of the New Zealand based Antarctic Heritage Trust. It is a change in look and name for the Trust’s publication under our new logo.

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Annual Report
Nov 27, 2015

Annual report

Annual Report 2015

This is the centenary of Shackleton’s Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition, which resulted famously in the loss of SY Endurance. It is relevant not least because this year saw the Trust work as

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Media Release
Nov 1, 2015

Inspiring Explorers expedition 2015

Inspiring Explorers Expedition a success

The Antarctic Heritage Trust New Zealand’s Inspiring Explorers Expedition, an international centenary expedition to honour the legacy of the early ...

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News Story
Oct 17, 2015

Inspiring Explorers blown over

Heroic explorers Inspire a new generation

Three young explorers have been picked from nearly two hundred applicants to join an international centenary expedition that honours the legacy of the early Antarctic explorers. Sinead Hunt (IRE), Tom MacTavish (NZ) and James Blake (UK/NZ), chosen for the

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Media Release
Oct 13, 2015

Behind team admiring view

Heroic explorers inspire a new generation

Three young explorers have been picked from nearly two hundred applicants to join an international centenary expedition that honours the legacy ...

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Newsletter
Jul 1, 2015

TAE launch

Heritage Hearsay July 2015

With the publishing of the Trust’s Conservation Plan for Hillary’s Trans-Antarctic Expedition Hut, the Antarctic Heritage Trust’s campaign to conserve Sir Edmund Hillary’s legacy ...

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Media Release
Mar 17, 2015

Flying the NZ flag

Prime Minister launches Conservation Plan

Today, New Zealand Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key has launched the Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Conservation Plan for Hillary’s Hut ...

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Media Release
Mar 13, 2015

Tractor

Hillary tractor secured in public private partnership

A Ferguson tractor, used by Sir Edmund Hillary’s party at the newly-constructed Scott Base during the British Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic ...

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Media Release
Jan 28, 2015

Cape Evans hut

World-leading project saves heroic Antarctic legacy

The world’s most extreme conservation project has saved three historic buildings and thousands of artefacts once used by Captain Robert Falcon Scott and ...

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Newsletter
Jan 15, 2015

Cape Evans sunlit exterior

Heritage Hearsay January 2015

Summer Season Achievements: The work undertaken at Cape Evans this season completes seven years of intense conservation at the site. This season saw the in situ treatment of the ...

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Project Update
Jan 14, 2015

Lizzie working on hut interior

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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