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Polar huts to be restored. The Antarctic huts belonging to explorers Norwegian Carsten Borchgrevink, Irish Sir Ernest Shackleton and British Captain Robert F. Scott are being restored with the help of New Zealand and Norway. Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg visited the huts during his Antarctic trip and explained to NRK why they were being restored. “They are not places that most people have visited, but they are important cultural and historical monuments of their time, just like the Stave Churches. It was only fair that Norway should help to pay for restoring the first building on this continent that was built by a Norwegian [Borchgrevink].”

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Polar huts to be restored

Published on Friday, 16th December, 2011 at 19:54 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last Updated on 16th December 2011 at 21:49.

The Antarctic huts belonging to explorers Norwegian Carsten Borchgrevink, Irish Sir Ernest Shackleton and British Captain Robert F. Scott are being restored with the help of New Zealand and Norway.

Scott's Discovery Hut
Captain Scott was erected by the British Antarctic Expedition (Terra Nova) of 1910-1913Scott's Discovery Hut
Photo: Chicago Tribune/McClatchy-Tribune/Getty


Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg visited the huts during his Antarctic trip and explained to NRK why they were being restored.

“They are not places that most people have visited, but they are important cultural and historical monuments of their time, just like the Stave Churches. It was only fair that Norway should help to pay for restoring the first building on this continent that was built by a Norwegian [Borchgrevink].”

His first hut, made of pine, was prefabricated by Norwegian factory Strømmen Trævarefabrikk.

Meanwhile, in Scott’s hut, smells and items remain present 100 years after the building was used due to the slow decay.

The cabins are being restored by the Antarctic Heritage Trust of New Zealand, which is being led by Al Faster.

“It might be necessary to send some of the items back to Norway for restoration, and perhaps arrange a show there before they are sent back”, he said.

There is no hut belonging to Roald Amundsen. His tent at the South Pole is buried under snow and ice and his base Framheim in the Bay of Whales, was on ice and has been lost to the ocean.




Published on Friday, 16th December, 2011 at 19:54 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last updated on 16th December 2011 at 21:49.

This post has the following tags: scottantarctichutrestoration, norwaynewzealandpreservationproject, robertscott, ernestshackleton, carstenborchgrevink.





  
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