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Calling All Intrepid Explorers, The South Pole Is Waiting!

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 11:19 am | Antarctic Heritage Trust

Are you willing to pull a sled in the harshest environment on earth to reach the South Pole as part of an incredible expedition team? If the answer is yes, then this is the opportunity for you. Applications are open now for the New Zealand Antarctic ... More >>

Thousands Set To ‘explore’ Sir Ed’s Hut In Antarctica

Friday, 31 July 2020, 3:14 pm | Antarctic Heritage Trust

Scott Base’s oldest building, a hut built by a Sir Edmund Hillary-led team, is about to open its doors to the public – virtually. New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, today launched Antarctic Heritage Trust’s unique virtual ... More >>

Next Generation Of Kiwi Explorers Selected To Tackle Kayaking In Antarctica

Saturday, 15 February 2020, 1:24 pm | Antarctic Heritage Trust

Imagine paddling alongside a humpback whale, watching a Gentoo penguin porpoise through the water or seeing a leopard seal haul himself onto an iceberg. That’s the sort of surreal experience five young people are hoping for, having been selected ... More >>

Sir Ed’s grandson opens Antarctic exhibition in Christchurch

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 11:04 am | Antarctic Heritage Trust

Two talented young explorers, who captured their passion for exploration through photography and a soundscape of Antarctica, are showcasing their works in a new exhibition. The exhibition by Alexander Hillary and Marco de Kretser is now open at Christchurch ... More >>

Applications open for trip of a lifetime to Antarctica

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 11:09 am | Antarctic Heritage Trust

Antarctic Heritage Trust is providing an opportunity of a lifetime in March 2020 for a group of young explorers from New Zealand to participate in the Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula. More >>

Young explorers to kayak Antarctic waters

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 3:03 pm | Antarctic Heritage Trust

Sir Edmund Hillary’s grandson, a living kidney donor, and a mum are among a group of young explorers who are heading to Antarctica to take part in an expedition featuring kayaking with New Zealand Olympian Mike Dawson. New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage ... More >>

Gripping new film documents gruelling Arctic expedition

Friday, 1 February 2019, 9:57 am | Antarctic Heritage Trust

A new film follows young Antipodeans as they ski 560-kilometres to cross the Greenland icecap towing 60 kilogram sleds. More >>

Shackleton’s 111-year-old beer barrel returns to Antarctica

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 11:08 am | Antarctic Heritage Trust

New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust has returned a carefully reconstructed beer barrel to the Antarctic hut that was home to Sir Ernest Shackleton’s historic ‘Nimrod’ expedition in 1908. Shackleton’s hut at Cape Royds is also where the Trust found ... More >>

Trip of a lifetime for two Auckland students

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 3:01 pm | Antarctic Heritage Trust

As part of a new partnership with Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate, Antarctic Heritage Trust is taking two Year 13 students kayaking in Antarctica with a kiwi Olympian. More >>

Young explorers complete epic crossing of Greenland ice cap

Monday, 4 June 2018, 11:15 am | Antarctic Heritage Trust

They’ve battled hurricane conditions, heavy snowfalls and illness, but the 6-person Antarctic Heritage Trust Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition has reached the finish line of their 560-kilometre crossing of the Greenland ice cap. More >>

Young NZ explorers halfway in Greenland crossing

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 10:24 am | Antarctic Heritage Trust

Four intrepid young explorers crossing the Greenland Ice Cap have just reached the halfway point on their gruelling 560-kilometre expedition. The team are making the crossing on skis, dragging 60 kilograms of supplies and equipment behind them on ... More >>

Leading young explorers to tackle biggest challenge yet

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 1:16 pm | Antarctic Heritage Trust

A record-setting Kiwi explorer, a New Zealand endurance athlete, a respected international videographer and an intrepid Australian adventurer (who once slept for nearly three months to overcome a head injury) are preparing for the challenge of a lifetime – ... More >>

Kiwi film retracing Shackleton journey premiers online

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 12:21 pm | Antarctic Heritage Trust

A short film, shot by Sir Peter Blake’s son James, that retraces one of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s most perilous and desperate journeys has premiered online today. More >>

Call for Inspiring Explorers to Join Iconic Polar Journey

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 9:21 am | Antarctic Heritage Trust

New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust is looking for three Kiwis or Australians (aged 20 to 35) who are resilient, able to work in a team, motivated to challenge themselves and have a sense of humour- to attempt a 560-kilometre crossing of the ... More >>

British scientist’s painting discovered in Antarctica

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 11:07 am | Antarctic Heritage Trust

The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust has discovered an almost perfectly preserved 118 year old watercolour painting among penguin-excrement, dust and mould covered papers found in an historic hut at Cape Adare, Antarctica. More >>

Award-winning colour scheme for Antarctic icon

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 11:01 am | Antarctic Heritage Trust

In the whitest white of an Antarctic snow storm, finding shelter fast can be the difference between life and death. In 1957, the intense orange and yellow of Sir Edmund Hillary’s Hut at New Zealand’s Scott Base was a beacon to those caught ... More >>

Thank you New Zealand! You¹ve saved Sir Ed's Antarctic hut!

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 3:28 pm | Antarctic Heritage Trust

A million dollar project to save Sir Ed’s hut in Antarctica is now largely complete. More >>

World-leading project saves Antarctic legacy

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 9:59 am | Antarctic Heritage Trust

The world’s most extreme conservation project has saved three historic buildings and thousands of artefacts once used by Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton. More >>

Notebook from Scott’s Last Expedition Found in Antarctica

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 10:37 am | Antarctic Heritage Trust

A photographer’s notebook left behind a century ago at Captain Scott’s last expedition base at Cape Evans, Antarctica, has been discovered and conserved by New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust. More >>

Antarctic Lecture

Friday, 2 May 2014, 12:53 pm | Antarctic Heritage Trust

Dr Huw Lewis-Jones, British historian of exploration and author, will show images and film from this extraordinary expedition. More >>