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The final job in saving Sir Edmund Hillary’s hut in Antarctica has been completed, with the help of a violin maker-turned-engineer determined to do his bit for the planet. Suzanne McFadden reports.
Warren Maxwell always thought of Antarctica as an impossible place to visit – the frozen equivalent of going to Mars or stepping on the moon
He recorded everything from footsteps to seals while on the ice, and now wants to use those sounds to encourage the next generation of musicians.
During her 13 trips to Antarctica, Victoria University associate professor Nancy Bertler carried out her day job in temperatures below -20 degree Celsius.
Famous astronaut Buzz Aldrin in good spirits in Christchurch Hospital after being evacuated from Antarctica
The 86-year-old’s trip to the South Pole was cut short when he became unwell.