The 2016-17 Antarctic research season marks six decades of New Zealand’s leadership in Antarctica and our pre-eminent position in the Antarctic Treaty System.

Hillary's Hut, or the Trans-Antarctic Expedition (TAE) Hut, was the first building constructed at Scott Base. It was built by a team led by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1957, and it was from here that Sir Ed later led an historic expedition to the South Pole. The TAE Hut was Hillary's home during the winter of 1957

In January 2017, New Zealand will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Scott Base. To mark the occasion, Antarctica New Zealand will host a first-of-its-kind event on ice, which will be broadcast around the world: TEDxScottBase, including a celebratory dinner with the original TAE exploration members.