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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection




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Accession no.: N: 135a
Object name: Ski
Title: Ski
Description: One of a pair of skis (N: 135a-b) used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).
Classified name:
SPRI theme personal equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 685.636.2
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT snow skis
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A wooden ski with a pointed and up-curved tip, and a square tail. There is a central groove on the underside of the ski which runs from the tail to just in front of the bindings. The upper surface of the ski has a ridge running along its length. The foot plate is missing, but there are nails where it would have been fixed in place. The binding consists of a leather toe strap slotted through the ski.

  • Width: 140mm, height: 105mm, length: 2185mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) (1901 - 1904)
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