Early video footage of dogs in Antarctica, plus Scott Base dog handlers tell stories from their time on the ice.
Vaida, a dog on the Terra Nova expedition. Canterbury Museum 1975.289.396
Historic footage of sledge dogs on Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova expedition (1910–13) and Ernest Shackleton's Endurance expedition (1914–1917). No known copyright restrictions
A short film featuring footage from Admiral Richard E Byrd's Antarctic expeditions. Courtesy of The Ohio State University Archives
Frank Graveson, who worked with sledge dogs at Scott Base in Antarctica, remembers the canine characters he met on the ice.
Former Scott Base dog handler Peter Cleary recall some of his adventures in Antarctica.
Dogs in Antarctica weren't just for pulling sledges – they also provided companionship for the humans living on the ice
Some dogs who survived the ice lived out their days in the relative comfort of New Zealand zoo enclosures
Some dogs were noted for their bravery in the face of Antarctica's freezing temperatures and savage winds
Life was tough for the dogs in Antarctica
Many dogs were born on the ice. The puppies were a welcome distraction for explorers and many grew up to pull sledges themselves
Dogs are no longer allowed in Antarctica, but they will always be part of the icy continent's history
To work in Antarctica, dogs needed equipment ranging from harnesses to booties
Early video footage of dogs in Antarctica, plus Scott Base dog handlers tell stories from their time on the ice
A handy guide to the expeditions that took dogs to Antarctica