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2013/14 Itinerary
Peninsula Cruise
10 days from $4,595
Fly over the Drake Passage then join your ship in Antarctica. Fly both ways or fly one - sail one options
Across the Circle
Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Circle, Historic Areas - kayaking, camping
14 days from $5,499
Ross Sea in the Wake of Scott and Shackleton
Ross Ice Shelf, McMurdo Sound
29 days from $18,700
Antarctica Peninsula to the Ross Sea
Wildlife and History
rarely travelled itinerary
31 days from $24,163


Discovery Hut - Cape Evans - Built 1902 - Scott's 1901-1904 Expedition

The Discovery Hut at Cape Evans is the oldest of three huts in the vicinity, the other two being Scott's Hut from the 1911-1913 Terra Nova Expedition and Shackleton's Cape Royds Hut from the 1907-1909 Nimrod expedition.

This hut is properly known as the "Discovery Hut", to make life confusing, the hut from Scott's 1911-1913 is known as "Scott's Hut" - even though they were both erected by Captain Scott.

It was built during the 1901-1904 Discovery expedition (hence the name) of Robert Scott from prefabricated panels brought on the ship. It was originally called "Gregory Lodge" by the members of the expedition after it's Australian designer. The hut was not intended as the main living quarters - this function was fulfilled by the ship - the Discovery which over-wintered. The hut was built primarily for storage of supplies and as a base for scientific work.

The hut was cold and uncomfortable for protracted residence though served to teach valuable lessons on design, insulation and construction for future expeditions.

Picture courtesy of Mike Usher - Mike went on a Ross Sea expedition on board the Kapitan Khlebnikov in 2005. You can purchase a selection of Mike's pictures here
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