Story: Skiing

Antarctic explorers on skis

Antarctic explorers on skis

The British Antarctic Expedition of 1910–13, led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott, was a source of fascination to New Zealanders, especially as Scott and his men had stopped in Canterbury on their way south. Their use of skis may have helped popularise the sport in New Zealand. This photo of men on skis, hauling a sled laden with supplies, was taken by Scott himself in December 1911.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Joseph James Kinsey Collection (PAColl-5011)
Reference: PA1-f-066-08-1
Photograph by Robert Falcon Scott

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Andrew Troup, 'Skiing - Skiing in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2024)

Story by Andrew Troup, published 24 Sep 2007