Beautifully illustrated with Jane Ussher’s photographs of the restoration of Hillary’s hut in Antarctica, plus historic images and never-before-seen ephemera and diary entries, this is a treasure. Sir Edmund Hillary and New Zealand were supposed to be a support act to the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1955–58) crossing party. By heading on to the South Pole and reaching it before the crossing party, Hillary exceeded the brief. His actions created tensions, unleashed a media storm, and denied the British a historic first overland to the South Pole since Captain Scott. Hillary even had the audacity to achieve the feat with three farm tractors. Nevertheless, in doing so, Sir Edmund Hillary added another fascinating chapter to the exploration annals of Antarctica and he, and his expedition team, laid the foundations for New Zealand’s continuous, and increasingly important, presence in Antarctica.
SCOTT BASE® Tee-shirt
A range of stunning SCOTT BASE® tee-shirts that celebrate the remarkable legacy of the early explorers’ expedition bases that Antarctic Heritage Trust cares for on behalf of the international community.
The first tee-shirt in the SCOTT BASE® series features Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s ‘Terra Nova’ hut at Cape Evans.
The artist is a young Inspiring Explorer Anzac Gallate who travelled to Antarctica as part of the 2020 Inspiring Explorers Expedition™.
Every tee-shirt bought helps us in our mission to “conserve, share and encourage the spirit of exploration”.