A team of four travelled to Ross Island in November to implement the annual monitoring and maintenance programme for the expedition bases.
Covid-19 continues to have a major impact on people and programmes across the Ross Sea Heritage Restoration Project (RSHRP).
Despite the ramifications of Covid-19, our conservation team have successfully completed the essential monitoring and maintenance programme at the Ross Island historic huts in November and December 2020, thanks to the support of Antarctica New Zealand, in what has been an extremely challenging year for their operations.
AHT discovered that a section of this cable had corroded through after more than 100 years, making the cable unfit for purpose.
The Trust worked very closely with Dulux to research historic paint archives, and examine the multitude of different coloured interior and exterior paint samples from the hut itself.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has impacted the Trust’s Antarctic operations for the upcoming 2020-2021 season.