Life at Scott Base
After the summer support crew left in February 1957, there was still work to do finishing off the base and building a large garage alongside it. Geologist Guy Warren helped with its construction and learned that Antarctica brought particular challenges.
“Gradually taught myself the hard way that holding nails in your mouth is not the thing to do below zero, and several little raw patches on the tongue and lips prove the truth of it.” (Hillary’s Antarctica, P.66)
It was a tight fit housing 23 explorers and scientist in the hut, so it had to be well-organised.