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Wind Vane Hill at Cape Evans

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Antarctica is a beautiful but dangerous place. On Wind Vane Hill stands a cross that commemorates the death of three people from Shackelton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition: Reverand Arnold Spencer-Smity died 9 March 1916; Aeneas Mackintosh and Victory Hayward vanished on 8 May 1916. Down to the north-west is Scott's hut, from his 1910 to 1912 Terra Nova expedition: the one where his party reached the South Pole, but did not return alive from. Mt Erebus is seen in the distance towards the north-east: where an Air New Zealand sightseeing flight crashed in 1979, killing all 237 passengers and 20 crew.

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A: Weather station at Cape Evans

Af Hoylen Sue, 60 meter væk

This is an old weather station (towards the west) on Cape Evans. Antarctica has extreme weather: it i...

Weather station at Cape Evans

B: Scott's Terra Nova hut

Af Hoylen Sue, 150 meter væk

This hut was erected in January 1911 as the base for Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova expedition. Sco...

Scott's Terra Nova hut

C: Lake at Cape Evans

Af Hoylen Sue, 220 meter væk

Ice clutches to the edge of a lake while steam rises from the volcano of Mt Erebus. It is a bright su...

Lake at Cape Evans

D: Shackleton's Nimrod hut

Af Hoylen Sue, 11.1 km væk

This hut was errected in February 1908 as the base for Ernest Shackleton's Nimrod expedition. Fifteen...

Shackleton's Nimrod hut

E: Scott Hut

Af DJ Jennings, 23.8 km væk

This is a viewpoint from inside Scott's Hut, on the edge of McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Built in 191...

Scott Hut

F: Black Island Communications Facility, Ross Sea, Antarctica

Af DJ Jennings, 24.4 km væk

A midwinter trip to visit in 2010 to perform maintenance at the Black Island Communication Facility, ...

Black Island Communications Facility, Ross Sea, Antarctica

G: Cape Adare near huts

Af Hoylen Sue, 712.3 km væk

The historical huts area at Cape Adare is surrounded by a huge Adélie penguin colony.

Cape Adare near huts

H: Borchgrevink's huts at Cape Adare (rear)

Af Hoylen Sue, 712.3 km væk

The back of Borchgrevink's huts at Cape Adare. Borchgrevink's party of 10 men errected these two huts...

Borchgrevink's huts at Cape Adare (rear)

I: Borchgrevink's huts at Cape Adare

Af Hoylen Sue, 712.4 km væk

Carsten Borchgrevink was one of the first men to set foot on the Antarctic continent in 1895 (perhaps...

Borchgrevink's huts at Cape Adare

J: Mawsons Room, Mawson's Huts, Cape Denison, Antarctica.

Af Peter Morse, 1,405.7 km væk

The interior of Douglas Mawson's room, Mawson's Huts. This was Mawson's private room during the 1911-...

Mawsons Room, Mawson's Huts, Cape Denison, Antarctica.

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