Scott’s Hut is a building located on the north shore of Cape Evans on Ross Island in Antarctica. It was erected in 1911 by the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910–1913 (also known as the Terra Nova Expedition) led by Robert Falcon Scott. In selecting a base of operations for the 1910–1913 Expedition, Scott rejected the notion of re-occupying the hut he had built by McMurdo Sound during the Discovery Expedition of 1901–1904. This first hut was located at Hut Point, 20 km south of Cape Evans. Two factors influenced this decision. One was that the hut was extremely cold for living quarters and the other was that Scott’s ship, the Discovery, had been trapped by sea ice at Hut Point, a problem he hoped to avoid by establishing his new base further north.
Some confusion arises because Discovery Hut can technically be referred to as ‘Scott’s’ Hut, in that his expedition built it, and it was his base ashore during the 1901–1904 expedition, but the title ‘Scott’s Hut’ popularly belongs to the building erected in 1911 at Cape Evans.
This is rotting seal meat.
January 6th, 2013 at 3:02 am
That hut looks like the most recent WestElm catalogue, but with more seal meat. Very cozy!
January 6th, 2013 at 1:43 pm
It must have been cold there indeed. Fascinating look at the way they lived on those expeditions. Any books you can recommend on Scott?
Thanks so much for your blog!!
January 8th, 2013 at 6:14 am
I haven’t read any books on Scott so amazon probably has more credibility for reviews than I do.
January 6th, 2013 at 4:27 pm
Remind me to tell you and Becky my story about the rotting meat from WW II we “discovered” in a barrel at Fort Hancock, NJ, while “cleaning up” the nature trail. And it wasn’t frozen all those years, either!
January 8th, 2013 at 6:09 am
Sounds like a good story to tell over a homebrew