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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Everest carrier

Accession no.: N: 19
Object name: Everest carrier
Title: Everest carrier
Description: An 'Everest carrier' (frame for a backpack), made by Bergans of Oslo, Norway and used on the 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 685.514.3
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT knapsacks
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A metal backpack frame. It consists of a metal upright and base plate, with grey leather straps and a thick textile waistband. There is a pair of straps fixed to the base plate which buckle into a pair of straps at the top of the frame to hold the backpack in place. There is a pair of grey shoulder straps which buckle into the frame at the edge of the waistband and at the topof the frame, and are attached to the waist on the other side of the frame. There is a leather covering at the top of the frame which is marked 'Bergans' and 'ORIGINAL' on one side and 'BERGANS MEIS // OG // RYGSÆK // SVERRE YOUNG // PATENT // MADE IN // OSLO NORWAY' on the other.

  • Width: 405mm, height: 455mm, depth: 315mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)