Black Island Communications Facility, Ross Sea, Antarctica
A midwinter trip to visit in 2010 to perform maintenance at the Black Island Communication Facility, located about 25 miles from McMurdo Station in the Ross Sea Area of Antarctica. All radio (HF and VHF), data (internet) and television signals pass through here before reaching McMurdo and other Antarctic research stations.
This is a viewpoint from inside Scott's Hut, on the edge of McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Built in 191...
This is an old weather station (towards the west) on Cape Evans. Antarctica has extreme weather: it i...
Ice clutches to the edge of a lake while steam rises from the volcano of Mt Erebus. It is a bright su...
This hut was erected in January 1911 as the base for Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova expedition. Sco...
This hut was errected in February 1908 as the base for Ernest Shackleton's Nimrod expedition. Fifteen...
The historical huts area at Cape Adare is surrounded by a huge Adélie penguin colony.
The back of Borchgrevink's huts at Cape Adare. Borchgrevink's party of 10 men errected these two huts...
Carsten Borchgrevink was one of the first men to set foot on the Antarctic continent in 1895 (perhaps...
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