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

111-Year old beer barrel returned to Antarctica

Antarctic Heritage Trust has returned a carefully reconstructed beer barrel to the Antarctic hut that was home to Sir Ernest Shackleton’s historic ‘Nimrod’ expedition in 1908.

The barrel of beer was originally donated to Shackleton by New Zealand brewer Speight’s in 1907.

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

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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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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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Antarctic virtual reality announced

The Trust is thrilled to announce it has partnered with Auckland University of Technology to create a ground-breaking virtual reality experience of Sir Edmund Hillary’s Antarctic hut. 

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trip of a lifetime for two Auckland students

As part of a new partnership with Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate, Antarctic Heritage Trust is taking two Year 13 students kayaking in Antarctica with a kiwi Olympian.

Mele Fetu’u and Lana Kiddie-Vai will be on the Trust’s fourth Inspiring Explorers’ expedition in early 2019.

The team will travel to the Antarctic Peninsula from South America aboard a One Ocean Expeditions vessel as part of a scheduled expedition.

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inspiring explorers' expedition 2019
Antarctic peninsula

The Trust’s Inspiring Explorers’ Expeditions aim to provide opportunities for young people to experience Antarctica and connect them with the legacy of polar exploration. These expeditions engage people with the legacy and spirit of exploration, inspiring a new generation of explorers.
The Trust is providing an opportunity of a lifetime in March 2019 for a group of young people from New Zealand to participate in a ten day expedition off the Antarctic Peninsula.

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meet mike gillies
2018 Conservation Ambassador

Congratulations to Mike Gillies, who has been selected as the Antarctic Heritage Trust’s 2018/2019 season Conservation Ambassador.

A keen heritage carpentry hobbyist, Mike is a Recreation/Historic Ranger for the Department of Conservation. As Conservation Ambassador, Mike will support AHT to implement the ongoing maintenance and monitoring of Hillary’s, Shackleton’s and Scott’s Huts on Ross Island.

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