“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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
A Ferguson tractor, used by Sir Edmund Hillary’s party at the newly-constructed Scott Base during the British Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic ...
The world’s most extreme conservation project has saved three historic buildings and thousands of artefacts once used by Captain Robert Falcon Scott and ...