Cape Evans #3

I had put in a request for three visits the each of the historic huts, thinking that two would probably suffice but the third would be there just in case something went wrong, or I had a camera failure. Luckily none of those things happened, but it turns out that three visits were really necessary to see these places fully. Partly because the weather has changed quite radically since I arrived in late October, from the minus 30’s to the plus 20’s & 30’s, and partly because I knew what I was missing after reviewing the previous visits photographs. So here are some images from the December 7th visit to Cape Evans. Most of the snow had melted around the hut, revealing many things that were buried on the first two visits.

Elaine Hood, who works for the ASC, has been the person who has guided me along, arranged travel to huts, scheduled field visits,  on this 2 month stay in Antarctica, a huge thank you to Elaine for the excellent job she does!
Elaine Hood, who accompanied me to Cape Evans and works for the ASC, has been the person who has guided me along, arranged travel to huts, scheduled field visits, helo flights,  and introduced me to people here at McMurdo. A huge thank you to Elaine for the excellent job she does!
Cape Evans Hut, Scott's base for his fatal South Pole expedition.
Cape Evans Hut, Scott’s base for his fatal South Pole expedition.
The Aurora anchor, at Cape Evans. The cable broke on the ship Aurora during a storm, stranding the Aurora party at Cape Evan for 2 years.
The Aurora anchor, at Cape Evans. During Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition the Ross Sea Party was tasked with laying depots for Shackleton’s expected trans-antarctic trek, which never happened because the Endurance was caught and crushed in the sea ice. The cable broke on this anchor during a storm, blowing the Aurora out to sea and stranding the Ross Sea Party at Cape Evan for almost 2 years. Three men were lost during that time, and a cross was erected for these lost men, seen in the 2nd photo above.
Ships store still on the ramp above the hut.
Ships store still on the ramp above the hut.
Levick's notebook, shows jotted notes in a photo exposure guide booklet. This was found recently outside the hut, and was shown to me here as photographed by Lizzy Cox of the New Zealand Heritage Trust.
Levick’s notebook shows jotted notes in a photo exposure guide booklet. This was found recently outside the hut, and was shown to me as photographed by Lizzy Cox of the New Zealand Heritage Trust, who was at the Cape Evans Hut the day we were there.
Stack of books.
Stack of books.
Ponting's darkroom coat.
Ponting’s darkroom coat.
Captain Scott's water bottle.
Captain Scott’s water bottle.
New Zealand's Antarctic Heritage Trust working at Cape Evans.
New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust working at Cape Evans.
Shovel handles.
Shovel handles.
Pony nose bag.
Pony nose bag.
Chair
Chair
View towards Barne Glacier.
View towards Barne Glacier.
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