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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Ski pole

Accession no.: N: 948
Object name: Ski pole
Title: Ski pole
Description: A bamboo ski pole used by Robert Falcon Scott 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 pointed metal spike over the tip. The basket consists of a leather disc, with string wrapped around the pole above and below the disc to secure it in place. The pole appears never to have had a wrist strap.

  • Length: 1695mm, diameter: 105mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Scott, Robert Falcon (1901 - 1904)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) (1901 - 1904)