Hoop Tents


The hoop tents had been designed by Marston especially for this expedition. They function in a similar way to a baby’s pram, unfurling up and down, and can be struck in a number of seconds. The center-pole tents, although less quick to collapse, are significantly more wind-resistant, in that they provide a slimmer profile to the elements.

The galley shielding stove and cook has been christened The Billabong by our Australian, while the ex-wheelhouse sheltering the stores, the province of stores master Orde-Lees, has become The Rabbit Hutch.

About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
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