Borchgrevink’s Hut – An Introduction to the Expedition
The hut and the Trust's conservation work
Commander Carsten Borchgrevink, a young Norwegian, and his crew sailed from London to be the first to spend a winter in Antarctica.
On 17 February 1899, Borchgrevink’s British Antarctic (Southern Cross) Expedition landed at Cape Adare, one of the most inhospitable sites on earth, and set up base.
There is a conservation plan for the site and its collection of more than 1,000 artefacts. Due to its remote location, the site poses a number of logistical challenges. The Norwegian Government is helping to fund the work needed to preserve the huts and their contents. A multi-year work programme began during the 2015 – 2016 season with logistical support provided by Antarctica New Zealand.