Antarctica
Cape Evans



I made my second trip to Cape Evans on the real Halloween. I had visited there the year before but didn't have a digital camera available, and the 35mm I was using didn't have a good flash.

The Hut at Cape Evans was built by Captain Scott on his last expedition in 1911. Shackleton's Aurora Party used it again in 1915 & 1916. When Shackleton rescued the marooned party in January 1917 the hut was secured, and stayed amazingly well preserved.

My journey to the Hut starts with at 45 minute Delta ride. About 40 of us were signed up to visit the hut. They make regular runs most every Sunday until the ice becomes too unstable.

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Last year it was quite a bit later in the season when Bruce & I went out. This year being earlier provided a different view.

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The hut contains a large number of 'stores' that were left in the event any future party used the hut (they didn't). The Hut and the adjcent hill are both historic monuments, and are preserved as such under the Antarctic treaty.

Another Spectacular Photo

Many of the stores were kept outside.

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The dry Antarctic Environment, and the good condition of the Hut helped to preserve the contents. As you walk through the hut itself it's hard to imagine spending a year or more here. Much of the material is just as it was left over 72 years ago.

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Science was one of the goals of the expedition was science, and one of the experiments was left behind. Another Spectacular Photo

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A little seal meat to tide you over....
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An Penguin eggs.... Another Spectacular Photo


Scott brought Ponies to use for his expedition, these were the snow shoes they used. Another Spectacular Photo

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A cross stands on the nearby hill as a memorial to the three members of Shackelton's Party that were lost in 1916.

Another Spectacular Photo

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One more 'tourist' shot, and we're headed back to town.
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