The Antarctic explorer's huts - picture 1
© by Alex Gerst 2002
Cape Evans Hut, Antarctica, built by Robert Falcon Scott in 1911.
Situated on the shore of Ross Island, this hut served as a starting point for many expeditions. One of them was the attempt of Robert Falcon Scott to reach the South Pole - only to be beaten by Roald Amundsen by a few weeks. Scott and his party died on the way back from the pole.
In the background the Royal Society Range can be seen, which is part of the Transantarctic mountains. The white flat area is sea ice that breaks up in late summer and allows ships to dock right at the hut.
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