The great British polar
explorer, Captain Robert Falcon Scott, lead the ill-fated
expedition party of five which aimed to be the first to reach the South Pole.
They reached the South Pole on 17
January 1912 only to find that they had been beaten by Roald Amundsen's Norwegian
expedition. On their return journey Scott and his four comrades all perished from a
combination of exhaustion, hunger and extreme cold.
The expedition base associated
with the race for the South Pole still stands in Antarctica.
Listed on the World Monuments
Fund 2008 List of 100 Most Endangered Sites on Earth, the Antarctic Heritage Trust has a
long-term heritage conservation project underway to ensure the building is conserved
for the benefit of future generations.
Work to conserve the site began
in 2008 and is scheduled to be completed in 2013/14 (the anniversary of the expedition).
Steel Nail Co has provided Cut Clasp and
Rosehead Flatpoint nails to be used to secure the building fabric of the hut at Cape
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