“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”
The observation hill is located next to Scott Base. It is where the members of Captain Scott’s expedition, that stayed at Ross Island, looked out each day for the return of their companions from the South Pole. Scott and his men never returned – they perished in February 1913 due to violent blizzards, lack of food and severe frostbite.
The top of observation hill plays a key role in polar history for over one century. Standing on the summit is great to admire the views, but a change of perspective shows a different picture. It reveals that the we have the weight of the world on our shoulders. But this must not be a problem, it is our opportunity to make a change…