Antarctica - the frozen continent

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Mt. Erebus, Ross Island, Antarctica, AntarcticaMt. Erebus, Ross Island, AntarcticaAntarcticaMt. Erebus is the southern most active volcano. It’s located on Road Island in Antarctica. McMurdo Station and Scott base are two research station...Scott Base, Ross Island, Antarctica, AntarcticaScott Base, Ross Island, AntarcticaAntarcticaScott Base, on the Ross Island in Antarctica. New Zealand Antarctic Program uses it for its scientific research. The sign was added a few years ago.Ross Sea, AntarcticaRoss SeaAntarcticaRoss sea, near Ross Island and McMurdo Station. This is part of the Sea Ice that didn't break away but melted to form pools of water which refroze...Taylor Valley, AntarcticaTaylor ValleyAntarcticaTaylor Valley, as seen from Mt. Coates. from here, you can see nearly all the science field camps, such as Lake Bonney, Lake Hoare, F6, Fryxell......Bull Pass, Wright Valley, Antarctica, AntarcticaBull Pass, Wright Valley, AntarcticaAntarcticalower Wright Valley, as viewed from Bull Pass camp. One of the driest and windiest places on earth.Bull Pass, Wright Valley, Antarctica, AntarcticaBull Pass, Wright Valley, AntarcticaAntarcticaupper Wright Valley, as seen from Bull Pass camp..Taylor Valley, AntarcticaTaylor ValleyAntarcticaLower Taylor Valley, as viewed from Mt. Voslips. Field camps Lake Hoare, F6, Lake Fryxell, and New Harbor are located here along with Canada...New Harbor, AntarcticaNew HarborAntarcticaNew Harbor field camp is loacted on the shores of Ross sea, was mainly used as diving camp to explore the areas under ice.Taylor Valley, AntarcticaTaylor ValleyAntarcticaUpper Taylor Valley, home to the field camp Lake Bonney, Taylor Glacier and the unique Blood Falls (kinda visible on the lower right side of Taylor...South Pole, AntarcticaSouth PoleAntarcticaThe Slump, recently named, was previously known as the smokers lounge. It's the lounge reserved for smokers at the US research station at the South...South Pole, AntarcticaSouth PoleAntarcticaThe ceremonial South Pole, where everyone get a pic taken. The geographical pole is 250ft away.. Since the ice is actually moving. 90 degrees...McMurdo, AntarcticaMcMurdoAntarcticaObservation Hill, located on the outskirts of McMurdo, is 600ft high, and is one of the climbable hills around town. The cross was placed there by...McMurdo, AntarcticaMcMurdoAntarcticaMcMurdo Station helicopter pad, terminal and shop. Located on the south side of McMurdo, it sometimes operates 24hrs a day supporting science out...Castle Rock trail, Antarctica, AntarcticaCastle Rock trail, AntarcticaAntarcticaThe view from atop Castle Rock, looking southwards..McMurdo, AntarcticaMcMurdoAntarcticaCastle rock, is 3.5 miles from McMurdo Station, and is climbable along a marked route, and from the top, you can see for miles on a clear day, it's...Hut Point, Ross Island, Antarctica, McMurdo, AntarcticaHut Point, Ross Island, AntarcticaMcMurdo, AntarcticaHut Point, near McMurdo Station, over looking Ross Sea and the Royal Society Mountain Range.. The cross was placed in memory of a person who fell...Castle Rock trail, Antarctica, AntarcticaCastle Rock trail, AntarcticaAntarcticaCastle Rock Trail, one of several trails around McMurdo Station. It's 3.5 miles back and forth and 7 miles if you take the loop. Here it links up...McMurdo, AntarcticaMcMurdoAntarcticaVehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) or Heavy Shop, maintains, repairs nearly all vehicles on McMurdo Station, including Ivan the Terra Bus.McMurdo Station, Ross Island, Antarctica, AntarcticaMcMurdo Station, Ross Island, AntarcticaAntarcticaIvan the Terra Bus, seen in nearly every documentary about McMurdo. Used to transport passengers to and from the Runways.Hut Point, McMurdo, AntarcticaHut PointMcMurdo, AntarcticaHut Point, Antarctica. Home of Shackleton's Discovery Expedition Hut. Built in 1910. The men who stayed signed the wall, shown here in the photo....
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          5 people talking about this list
          1. > 1y
            This is the first time I've had a real inside look at life down there. Spectacular. Thx thx!
          2. > 1y
            You're welcome, happy to share.
          3. > 1y
            I hear a lot of people get hooked on working there - is that true? Work the summer and then travel the rest of the year... sounds OK to me!
          4. > 1y
            Yeah, some have been coming down for almost 30 years.. They are called "OAE -Old Antarctic Explorers" but yeah, there are a few that travel for six months then work for six months. i think most tend to take a scenic route home.. like me, i spent some time in New Zealand and Australia before came back to the States. Next year, I'm looking to take the Trans-Siberian Railroad on my way home.
          5. > 1y
            *swoon* Hold the door, I'm coming too!
          6. > 1y
            Yay! a traveling buddy from NZ, i was gonna head to Australia, then up to Vietnam, take a train to Beijing to Moscow to London, then fly home from there.. still planning, but so cool, yeah?
          7. > 1y
            Soooooooo cool. Seriously, that is a dream trip! And you can do it EVERY YEAR.
          8. > 1y
            @Sarah Eiseman - this dude Fernando is just rad. He's getting back to Antarctica now so he might be a bit quiet... but he's totally worth a follow.
          9. > 1y
            Congrats @Fernando Begay - this list is now Featured!
          10. > 1y
            The 7th Continent! I gotta get into that club!
          11. > 1y
            Me too!!
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