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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Ski pole

Accession no.: N: 1079s
Object name: Ski pole
Title: Ski pole
Description: A wooden ski pole with a bamboo shaft. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used by British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).
Classified name:
SPRI theme personal equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Graham Land
UDC 685.363.7
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT ski poles
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A single wooden ski pole. The pole has a bamboo shaft, with a metal end fitted over the base of the shaft, and with a metal spike protruding from the end. It has a brown leather wrist strap (broken) fixed to the end of the shaft with metal nails. The basket consists of a circular outer frame, made of two layers of cane which have been nailed together (the frame is now broken), a central metal ring attached to the shaft, and leather cross straps. Four leather straps are looped around the outer frame and the inner ring, and are riveted together. These are alternated with another four sets of narrower leather straps which loop around the frame and through the thicker straps.

  • Length: 1440mm, diameter: 205mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • As used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)