Date: 13 December 2011
Wind Speed: 5 knots
Temp with wind chill: °C
Part of the Antarctic Heritage Trust conservation programmme is to conserve artefacts from Scott’s Terra Nova Hut over the winter. Artefacts are carefully packed and transported back to Scott Base where a team of four conservators will work on the artefacts in a specially provided conservation laboratory for return the following summer. Where the early explorers transported their supplies man hauling sledges, we use plastic cubers on sledges towed behind Hagglunds (tracked vehicles). The trip from Cape Evans back to Scott Base is 25 km, travelling at 10 kph to ensure safe travelling for sometimes fragile artefacts.
Loading artefacts in cubers on sledge © AHT/John
Approaching Scott Base over the Sea Ice © AHT/John