The Antarctic Heritage Trust is conserving 4 Antarctic explorers' huts, including those used by Scott and Shackleton on their expeditions to Antarctica. Conservators from the Trust are at work throughout the year on the frozen continent, living in one of the most hostile environments on Earth.
Find out what it's like to live in Antarctica and preserve the artefacts left behind by the great explorers in the conservators' blog. You can also view stunning images of Antarctic wildlife, including seals and penguins, and share your thoughts on this important heritage project in the forum.
In the early years of the last century, Antarctica was the last great goal for explorers, who raced each other to be the first to reach the South Pole. Their legacy remains to this day in the form of the pre-fabricated huts used as bases for their journeys, and the possessions they left behind in them.
Antarctica's harsh environment has preserved these huts so far, but they are now in urgent need of care. The conservators from the Antarctic Heritage Trust are currently working on the expedition base built by Captain Robert Falcon Scott for his 1911 expedition to the South Pole.
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The Antarctic conservation blog is being written by Trust conservators Nicola, and Josiah who are currently working and living in Antarctica. Previous entries were written by the summer and winter conservation teams from 2006 onwards, who have now left Scott Base.