Scientist in Antarctic Visits Robert F. Scott's Hut

A scientist in residence in the Antarctic wanders down to a historic site:

Robert F. Scott was one of the early British Antarctic explorers. He led two of the most ambitious expeditions into the continent, the Discovery expedition (1901-1904) where he walked around a lot, and the infamous Terra Nova expedition (1910-1913) where he walked to his death. During their time on the ice, Scott and his men set up Discovery Hut on Hut Point, Ross Island, which is within easy walking distance of McMurdo. This hut served primarily as a store house for the expedition, but also was used on occasion for living and other work. Last week I had the chance to wander down there and have a stumble around inside.

via The Dry Valleys






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