Google World Wonders

At the SCAR-OSC 2012, the Google World Wonders Project was launched, with panoramic views of Scott’s Hut in Antarctica. You can now explore the hut, and see what it was like when it was abandoned.

Map of routes taken by Scott and Amundsen. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

“Scott of the Antarctic” died trying to reach the South Pole in 1912. So, it seems appropriate that 100 years after his death, you can now view his hut. Scott, Wilson, Oates, Bowers and Evans are historic heroes because of what they were trying to achieve. Although they were beaten to the South Pole by the Norwegian team, led by Amundsen, they can still inspire people to reach for their own personal stars.


I am a Senior Lecturer at Newcastle Univeristy, specialising in glaciology and glacial geology. I wrote and developed the website as part of an ongoing commitment to outreach, education and research impact. Read more about me at

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