Story Maps

These interactive maps use archival data to explore key events and stories in the Dry Valleys.

First Western Journey, 1911
Follow the route of the 1911 expedition into the Dry Valleys, which was the first to spend significant time exploring the region.

Historical Evidence of Lake Level Rise
Historical data provides new insights on lake level rise in the Dry Valleys.

An account of the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic expedition, 1958-59
In 1958-59 a physicist, a biologist and two undergraduate geology students spent a summer discovering parts of the Dry Valleys of Victoria Land, Antarctica. Colin Bull recorded this journey and published a book "Innocents in the Dry Valleys" which is reproduced in this story map.