Sunday, 20 March 2011

Larsen's Hut, Paulet Island, Antarctica

This is the remains of Larsen's hut on Paulet Island. Some three miles off Dundee Island on the north east of the Antarctic Peninsula. I visited Antarctica with Hurtigruten.
The hut was built by Larsen and his crew when their boat was crushed in the ice and they were forced to drag the lifeboats over 14 miles of pack ice to get here and over winter in 1902.
They then rowed the 90 odd miles south to Snow Hill Island when the spring came to reach the geologists there. By an amazing coincidence Shackelton's ship was there to pick up the geologists as they thought Nansen and his crew had perished. Have a great day now.

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