Antarctic Heritage Trust
ERNEST SHACKLETON'S HUT
The base associated with Sir Ernest Shackleton’s British Antarctic (Nimrod) Expedition 1907–1909. Following his role in Scott’s Discovery expedition, Shackleton mounted his own in an attempt to be the first to reach the Geographic South Pole.
In 2004, after two years of planning, the Trust began a major four-year conservation programme to secure and weatherproof the building and conserve the c. 6,100 artefacts. Work was completed in 2008 and an annual maintenance and monitoring plan has been put in place.
Antarctic Heritage Trusts' latest Film
The Last 36 tells the story of Antarctic Heritage Trust's Inspiring Explorers' Expedition to retrace the epic journey of Shackleton, Worsley and Crean, as they crossed South Georgia for the first time in a desperate bid to save the lives of their stranded Endurance crew mates.