Discovery Hut

Nov 22 

I went to Discovery Hut at Hut Point. The hut was built by Scott’s team in 1901, visited by by Shackleton’s 1908 expedition, Scott’s team in 1910-1914 expedition and again by Shackleton’s team in 1917. It is remarkably well-preserved and is only about 10 minutes walk from McMurdo.

Most of the team went to Cape Evans and Ice Caves. Vickie  and Bill were of course a little disappointed because the ice-caves were no caves in comparison to the caves they have been to during their caving expeditions. They saw a penguin who was apparently lost since it had no business being in that area this time of the year.
Discovery Hut. McMurdo in the background.

Discovery Hut. McMurdo in the background.

A dead seal, probably menat to be used as food, outside the hut.

A dead seal, probably meant to be used as food, outside the hut.

Food.

Food.

Extreme Cold Weather Clothing. Hard to believe they survived in these.

Extreme Cold Weather Clothing. Hard to believe they survived in these.

Hill opposite Discovery Hut.

Hill opposite Discovery Hut.

View from the hill - the other side of Discovery Hut. Ross sea.

View from the hill - the other side of Discovery Hut. Ross sea.

A Delta. Porbably the one taking some of the team to Ice Caves.

A Delta. Probably the one taking some of the team to Ice Caves.

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2 Responses to Discovery Hut

  1. Rachel says:

    Here’s my repost:

    It’s nice that you got to have some more adventures. Sounds like you guys are finally off for your own field adventures. I’m glad to hear you finally got the bot dialed in!

  2. sgulati says:

    Thanks for the repost, Rachel. I don’t know if you learnt of “dialed-in” from Vickie or you already knew the phrase, but we first heard Chad (one of the RPSC guys who is helping us) use it. Then Peter caught on to it, and we have all been trying to work it in our conversations. We tried “servoed-in”, a more modern version of dialed-in, but that doesn’t seem to work as well.

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