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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Ski pole

Accession no.: N: 136
Object name: Ski pole
Title: Ski pole
Description: A bamboo ski pole used during the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).
Classified name:
SPRI theme personal equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 685.363.7
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT ski poles
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A single wooden ski pole. It has a bamboo shaft, with a metal end fitted over the base of the shaft and a four-pointed metal spike protruding from the end. It has a brown leather wrist strap fastened to the pole through a hole drilled in the shaft. The basket is missing, although there is a metal ring attached to a metal pin passing through the lower end of the shaft where the basket should sit.

  • Length: 1475mm, diameter: 50mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) (1901 - 1904)