Top ChoiceHistoric Hut in Cape Evans

Terra Nova Hut

Scott’s hut from the Terra Nova expedition is steeped in an incredible feeling of history. Here, dog skeletons bleach on the sand in the Antarctic sun, evoking thoughts of Scott’s death march from the Pole. Stand...

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Shackleton’s Hut

Shackleton’s Hut

Shackleton erected this structure on his Nimrod expedition in February 1908. Fifteen men lived in the hut, which is much smaller than Scott’s at Cape Evans, and the feeling inside is still very atmospheric. All...

Historic Site in Cape Adare

Borchgrevink’s Huts

In February 1899, four years after Kristensen’s landing here, Borchgrevink was back at Cape Adare as the leader of the Southern Cross expedition. It took the men two weeks to erect two prefabricated structures,...

Base in Pram Point

Scott Base

Compared to McMurdo’s ‘urban sprawl,’ just 3km away by gravel road, New Zealand’s Scott Base looks positively pastoral. An orderly collection of lime-green buildings, Scott Base – named for Robert Scott – was...

Historic Hut in Hut Point

Scott’s Discovery Hut

Scott’s National Antarctic Expedition built this hut in February 1902 on aptly named Hut Point. The prefabricated building, purchased in Australia, is of a type still found in rural Australia, with a wide...

Research Center in McMurdo Station

Crary Science & Engineering Center

Symbolically numbered ‘Building 1,’ this center, usually called the ‘Crary Lab,’ is named for Albert P Crary, a geophysicist and glaciologist who was the first person to visit both the North and South Poles. The...

Historic Site in Cape Adare

Hansen’s Grave

The Southern Cross expedition’s zoologist, Norwegian Nicolai Hansen, died on October 14, 1899, probably of an intestinal disorder: the first human death on the continent. Tragically, Hansen married shortly before...

Base in Terra Nova Bay

Mario Zucchelli Station

At the coast, Italy operates summer-only Mario Zucchelli Station, which accommodates 90 people. The station, a collection of blue buildings with orange trim, was established in 1986–87 and was known as Baia Terra...

Notable Building in McMurdo Station

Building 155

Building 155 is McMurdo’s indoor Main St, and the long central corridor is known as Hwy 1. Along it are the dining facility (still known as the Galley from navy days), personnel offices, the recreation...

Church in McMurdo Station

Chapel of the Snows

The white Chapel of the Snows, a 64-seat house of worship with a pretty, penguin-motif stained-glass window and an organ, is the third chapel raised at McMurdo (the first two were destroyed by fire). The Erebus...

Memorial in Cape Evans

Memorial Cross

During the site’s occupation by Shackleton’s Ross Sea party, three members perished while returning from a depot-laying trip. Reverend Arnold Spencer-Smith died of scurvy on March 9, 1916, and two others, Aeneas...

Base in Terra Nova Bay

Jang Bogo Base

Nine kilometres inland, Korea's year-round Jang Bogo Base opened in 2014 and houses 62 people at its summer peak. It's named after a historic Korean mariner and was planned with zero waste discharge in both its...

Historic Site in Cape Adare

‘Northern Party’ Huts

Almost nothing remains of the hut built by Victor Campbell, a member of Scott’s Terra Nova expedition of 1911–14. What little does remain lies east of Borchgrevink’s huts. The prefabricated building, originally...

Monument in Cape Evans

Greenpeace Base Plaque

Greenpeace had a year-round base at Cape Evans between 1987 and 1992. It was dismantled and removed in 1991–92. A rather difficult to locate Greenpeace Base Plaque is now all that marks the site. Walk north up...

Landmark in Cape Evans

Aurora Anchors

Two anchors from the Aurora, the ship from the Ross Sea party of Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition, remain embedded in sand on Home Beach, one directly in front of the hut, the other 25m north of it.

Memorial in Hut Point

Vince’s Cross

About 75m west of the Discovery hut, an oak cross stands as an enduring memorial to Able Seaman George T Vince, who fell to his death over an ice cliff into McMurdo Sound on March 11, 1902.