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Greenstone Production: “The Explorer Club”

In February 2022, three young people from South Auckland, New Zealand summited their first mountain on the Trust’s Inspiring Explorers Expedition™ In the Footsteps of Hillary, and their exploits were filmed for a children’s television show.
June 23, 2022/by Comms

Antarctic Conservation Season Update June 2022

The 2021-22 summer Antarctic season saw a seven-person conservation team spend nearly two months working on an extended monitoring and maintenance programme at the Ross Island explorer bases of Robert Falcon Scott at Cape Evans and Hut Point, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s base at Cape Royds, and Sir Edmund Hillary’s hut at Pram Point.
June 7, 2022/by Comms

In Memorium – Vernon Gerard

In Memorium - Vernon Gerard
June 7, 2022/by Comms

In Memorium – John Nankervis

John Nankervis and Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand at his investiture into the New Zealand Order of Merit. © Government House
June 7, 2022/by Comms

The Explorer June 2022

The Explorer Newsletter June 2022
June 1, 2022/by Comms

Summit Reached In the Footsteps of Hillary

In February 2022, three young people from South Auckland, New Zealand summited their first mountain on the Trust’s Inspiring Explorers Expedition™ In the Footsteps of Hillary, and their exploits were filmed for a children’s television show.
May 31, 2022/by Comms

Farewell to Chris Cochran

After 34 years of valued service to the Trust, Chris has taken the decision to step down from the Conservation Design Team in June 2022.
May 29, 2022/by Comms

Online Database Update

Over the last five months the Trust’s team of four specialists have processed an incredible 45,000 images from the Trust’s archives.
May 29, 2022/by Comms

Alumni News June 2022

A roundup of Antarctic Heritage Trust alumni news June 2022
May 29, 2022/by Comms

Education Manager Joins Trust

The Trust is delighted Dr Gabriela Roldan has joined as Education Manager for 2022.
May 29, 2022/by Comms

Explore More in Sir Ed’s Antarctic Hut

The Trust is excited to announce the release of a new version of the Hillary’s Hut – Antarctica Virtual Reality (VR) Experience.
May 29, 2022/by Comms

Endurance Found

The discovery of historic Antarctic artefacts at Cape Evans is one of the highlights of the season for the Trust.
May 29, 2022/by Comms

Historic Antarctic Artefacts Discovered

The discovery of historic Antarctic artefacts at Cape Evans is one of the highlights of the season for the Trust.
May 29, 2022/by Comms

Year-Round Conservation Programme

For the first time since 2014, we have a team of four wintering over in Antarctica.
May 29, 2022/by Comms

Protecting and Repatriating Artefacts at Scott’s ‘Terra Nova’ hut

A key project, in addition to maintenance and monitoring work at Scott’s Terra Nova hut at Cape Evans work was to reduce the dust levels from the scoria in the stables and western annex.
May 29, 2022/by Comms

Preventing Blubber Ooze at Scott’s ‘Discovery’ Hut

At Scott’s Discovery hut at Hut Point, a stack of seal blubber within the hut has been oozing oil onto the adjacent floorboards during the warm summer months.
May 29, 2022/by Comms

Conserving Shackleton’s Venesta Cases

The largest and most challenging task this 2021/22 season was at Shackleton’s Nimrod hut at Cape Royds.
May 29, 2022/by Comms

Rt Hon Helen Clark Joins Trust

The Trust is delighted to welcome Rt Hon Helen Clark ONZ as a Patron of the Trust.
May 29, 2022/by Comms

“Thrilling and ground-breaking” – Antarctic Heritage Trust reacts to Endurance discovery

March 10, 2022/by Anna Clare

The Explorer December 2021

December 20, 2021/by Anna Clare

Paddling in Worsley’s Wake

In November, the Trust brought together twenty students from around Canterbury, New Zealand had the opportunity to follow in Frank Worsley’s footsteps.
December 19, 2021/by Comms

Visit Cape Evans via Podcast

The Trust has published a podcast featuring a series of short interviews captured on location in Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova hut during the 2019 Antarctic season by Francesca Eathorne, Trust Chief OperationsOfficer.
December 19, 2021/by Comms

Kiwis Visit Sir Ed’s Hut through Virtual Reality

Over the last year the Trust has been touring our fully immersive virtual reality experience of Sir Edmund Hillary’s Antarctic hut around New Zealand.
December 19, 2021/by Comms

Expedition Team Prepare

Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Inspiring Explorers Expedition™ Mahu Whenua Traverse team met in Queenstown, New Zealand in September to prepare for  the expedition they will undertake in winter 2022.
December 19, 2021/by Comms

Meet the Conservation Team

Following a mandatory two-week period of isolation, the Trust’s On-Ice conservation team deployed to Ross Island, Antarctica in early December.
December 19, 2021/by Comms

Annual Report 2020-2021

October 29, 2021/by Comms

VR Inspires Antarctic Gateway City Visit

Michelle Oleary, a high school teacher from rural community Waimate, in New Zealand, loved that we brought Hillary’s Hut - Antarctica Virtual Reality experience directly into her classroom.
October 4, 2021/by Comms

Alumnus Returns to Antarctica with VR

As soon as Gus Anning heard that the Trust’s virtual reality experience had been launched, he registered on the website for the VR to visit his children’s school.
October 4, 2021/by Comms

Trust Supporter News

Trust supporter news
August 29, 2021/by Comms

Funding Update

We are looking to grow support for the Inspiring Explorers™ Fund and programme to engage and connect more youth with exploration.
August 29, 2021/by Comms

Antarctic Conservation Season Update June 2022

Covid-19 continues to have a major impact on people and programmes across the Ross Sea Heritage Restoration Project (RSHRP).
August 29, 2021/by Comms

Students Upskill in Preparation for Expedition

In July, South Auckland high school students from Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate took their first steps in the Trust’s In the Footsteps of Hillary Inspiring Explorers Expedition™, which will culminate in an attempt to climb Mount Tapuae-o-Uenuku (South Island, New Zealand).
August 29, 2021/by Comms

Explorer Conference Inspires

Antarctic Heritage Trust was excited to deliver our inaugural Explorer Conference in South Auckland, New Zealand, which was attended by 100 Year 12 students from local high schools.
August 29, 2021/by Comms

Alumni News September 2021

A roundup of Antarctic Heritage Trust alumni news September 2021
August 29, 2021/by Comms

The Explorer September 2021

August 29, 2021/by Comms

Resilient, skilled, adventurous: the search for young explorers to open New Zealand’s new mountain traverse

AHT is searching for five young New Zealanders to be part of the first official expedition to cross the country’s new world-class ski route.
May 3, 2021/by Anna Clare

Augmented Reality Brings Antarctica to Life

Sadra Sultani was a member of the 2020 Inspiring Explorers Expedition™ to the Antarctic Peninsula.
April 30, 2021/by Anna Clare

Take a Musical Trip to Antarctica

Supported by the Trust, our 2020 Inspiring Explorers are busy delivering their outreach programmes following their trip to Antarctica.
April 28, 2021/by Anna Clare

Alumni News April 2021

A roundup of Antarctic Heritage Trust alumni news April 202
April 28, 2021/by Comms

2021 Inspiring Explorers Expeditions™

Sadra Sultani was a member of the 2020 Inspiring Explorers Expedition™ to the Antarctic Peninsula.
April 28, 2021/by Comms

Sadra’s Inspirational Outreach

Sadra Sultani was a member of the 2020 Inspiring Explorers Expedition™ to the Antarctic Peninsula.
April 28, 2021/by Comms

The Explorer April 2021

April 27, 2021/by Comms

University student helps make exploration of Antarctica possible – from anywhere in the world

Since Anzac's return from the Antarctic Peninsula he has spent a year creating an explorer journal.
April 9, 2021/by Anna Clare

Hillary’s Hut (TAE/IGY) Ice Melter gets the Deluxe Dulux Treatment

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.
December 23, 2020/by Comms

Frozen Rigging, Antarctica Bound

AHT discovered that a section of this cable had corroded through after more than 100 years, making the cable unfit for purpose.
December 23, 2020/by Comms

The Explorer December 2020

December 18, 2020/by Comms

Celebrating Frank Worsley

The Trust held the inaugural Young Inspiring Explorers™ Worsley Weekend in November
December 18, 2020/by Comms

Young Inspiring Explorers™ Summit

The Trust held the inaugural Young Inspiring Explorers™ Worsley Weekend in November
December 18, 2020/by Comms

Historic scales returned to Scott’s Discovery Hut in Antarctica

In November 2020 we were fortunate to repatriate a set of Salter scales to Scott’s Discovery Hut.
December 14, 2020/by Comms

Antarctic Conservation Season Update

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.
December 13, 2020/by Comms

Annual Report 2019-2020

October 30, 2020/by Support Happy Monday

The Explorer September 2020

September 10, 2020/by Support Happy Monday

Step Inside Sir Ed’s Antarctic Hut

September 7, 2020/by Comms

Sharing Stories to Inspire

Supported by the Trust, our 2020 Inspiring Explorers are busy delivering their outreach programmes following their trip to Antarctica.
September 7, 2020/by Comms

Antarctic Conservation Season Update September 2020

The COVID-19 global pandemic has impacted the Trust’s Antarctic operations for the upcoming 2020-2021 season.
September 6, 2020/by Comms

Alumni News September 2020

A roundup of Antarctic Heritage Trust alumni news September 2020
September 4, 2020/by Comms

Digital Design Q&A

Heritage Preservation through VR storytelling
August 24, 2020/by Comms

Winter-Quarters Warmth – the Gurney Stove in Antarctica

Winter-Quarters Warmth – the Gurney Stove in Antarctica
August 18, 2020/by Comms

Thousands set to ‘explore’ Sir Ed’s hut in Antarctica

Scott Base’s oldest building, a hut built by a Sir Edmund Hillary-led team, is about to open its doors to the public – virtually.
August 3, 2020/by Comms

Herbert George Ponting Series

Herbert George Ponting Series
June 11, 2020/by Comms

The Explorer May 2020

May 19, 2020/by Serena

Alumni News May 2020

A roundup of Antarctic Heritage Trust alumni news May 2020
May 12, 2020/by Comms

Sharing the First Stories

Antarctic Heritage Trust is excited to have a new creative project being developed using augmented reality (AR).
May 9, 2020/by Comms

Experiencing the Spirit of Exploration

Five impressive young explorers with very different backgrounds and skillsets, were chosen from hundreds of applicants to have the experience of a lifetime on the 2020 Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula.
May 9, 2020/by Comms

Antarctic Expedition Inspires Young Explorers

Sometimes unexpected challenges can have a positive outcome, as discovered by the team on the Trust’s 2020 Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula.
May 9, 2020/by Comms

RSHRP 2019-2020 Season

A team of four travelled to Ross Island in November to implement the annual monitoring and maintenance programme for the expedition bases.
May 9, 2020/by Comms

Calm in the Face of Uncertainty

Marcus and Shauna take time to consider the adventure our group has had over the past three weeks.
March 25, 2020/by Comms

An Alien Environment

Over the course of our adventure, we explored many different locations along the Antarctic Peninsula and witnessed a huge range of different environments and wildlife.
March 25, 2020/by Comms

The Power of Nature

Laurette and Mike reflect on our first and last adventures on and around mainland Antarctica.
March 25, 2020/by Comms

How Little We Are

In this post, Andrew and Jaylee look back on their time in Antarctica.
March 23, 2020/by Comms

Reflections on the Icy Vista

We were lucky to have a beautiful clear day to paddle in the Errera Channel where we had a visit from a Minke whale circling our kayaks!
March 20, 2020/by Comms

COVID-19 Update

Antarctic Heritage Trust is liaising with New Zealand authorities and expedition operator, Quark Expeditions, in an attempt to get our Inspiring Explorers home from South America.
March 20, 2020/by Comms

Silence and Still Waters

We were lucky to have a beautiful clear day to paddle in the Errera Channel where we had a visit from a Minke whale circling our kayaks!
March 18, 2020/by Comms

First Day in Antarctica

This morning we woke up to the Antarctic Peninsula, and perfectly still water.
March 13, 2020/by Comms

Eyes on the Horizon

Yesterday we flew from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia after two nights in BA , and a full day which we spent visiting the famous cemetery where Eva Peron lies, the art gallery, and La Boca. The vibrant colours and warmth of Buenos Aires gave us a newfound energy after twelve hours travelling.
March 13, 2020/by Comms

Introducing the 2020 Inspiring Explorers’ Expeditions™ Team

It is with much excitement that we can now announce the team that will be heading to the Antarctic Peninsula next month on our 2020 Inspiring Explorers' Expedition with Olympic kayaker Mike Dawson!
February 12, 2020/by Comms