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

Meet our 2019 inspiring explorers

It is with much excitement that we can now announce the rest of the team that will be heading to the Antarctic Peninsula next month on our 2019 Inspiring Explorers' Expedition with Olympic kayaker Mike Dawson!

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In Nansen's footsteps
inspiring explorers' film out now

In 2018 Antarctic Heritage Trust took four young explorers 560km across the Greenland ice cap, in an epic expedition honouring Fridtjof Nansen’s first crossing 130 years ago. In Nansen’s Footsteps documents this journey and is the Trust’s third Inspiring Explorers’ film.

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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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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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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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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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