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Discovery Hut, Hut Point, Ross Island, Antarctica by Ella Derbyshire

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Taken by
Ella Derbyshire Ella Derbyshire
Explore score
0.10 Gigapixels
Date added
Apr 04, 2009
Date taken
Apr 03, 2009

Here is a closer view of Discovery Hut, the rustic structure that Robert Falcon Scott brought to Hut Point on Ross Island in 1902. The wooden building was designed to stay cool in Australia's outback. It was very efficient at cooling, and it tended to fill with snow when it was not occupied. The hut was used by 3 expeditions who were on their way south in pursuit of the Pole. When the quest for the Pole ended, the hut was abandoned, and it was hidden beneath the snow of Hut Point until the 1950's, when it was rediscovered.

If you ever visit McMurdo, don't forget to walk down to the hut and take a walk up the hill to see Vince's Cross. To enter the hut, make arrangements for a guided tour of the hut.

the 32 images of this photograph were captured with a Nikon D80 and stitched with Autopano-Pro

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