Frequently Asked Questions

- Who are the oldest and youngest people to visit Scott Base?
- Who designed and built the TAE/IGY base?
- What did the TAE/IGY programme cost?
- Who led the first party to spend a winter at Scott Base and when was this?
- What kind of science did people do when Scott Base was first established?
- When did the first woman visit Scott Base?
- Which year did the first woman spend a winter at Scott Base?
- What is the main danger at Scott Base and why?
- Apart from the huskies, have there been any other animals at Scott Base?
- How do you make water at Scott Base?
- How is the waste handled?
- How do you go to the toilet in the Antarctic?
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Who designed and built the TAE/IGY base?

The base was designed in 1956 by Frank Ponder chief architect with the Ministry of Works and Development.  It was prefabricated in New Zealand and then dismantled, shipped down and re-erected at Pram Point in January 1957 by a special team consisting of members of the New Zealand armed forces.