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Snapshots

  1. Fuel Hose

    Snapshot Title: Fuel Hose
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This is a fuel hose, but it is not out here to refuel the plane, which is arriving with plenty of fuel. The LC-130 will offload fuel to us, and we will use the fuel to heat and power the station throu...



  2. Ice Cube Buildings

    Snapshot Title: Ice Cube Buildings
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    After another successful season of deploying DOM's, the Drill Tower and TOS have been positioned behind the elevated station where they will wait through the winter for the arrival of next summer's dr...



  3. Traverse Tracks...

    Snapshot Title: Traverse Tracks...
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    These vehicle tracks were left by this summer's overland traverse from McMurdo which is 850 miles north of here. They dropped off fuel and cargo and headed back toward grid south, in the general dire...



  4. Forks

    Snapshot Title: Forks
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    They have been plugged in outside the cargo buildng all summer. Soon they will come in from the cold and work outside only on the warmer days of winter. Warmer days are -70 and above.



  5. The Arches

    Snapshot Title: The Arches
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    These are at the End of The World. Beyond them is an antenna field and then the vast cold emptiness of the Polar Plateau.



  6. Another dome

    Snapshot Title: Another dome
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This one is a ghost of science past...



  7. Retro Cargo

    Snapshot Title: Retro Cargo
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Last chance 'til November!



  8. Satellite Domes

    Snapshot Title: Satellite Domes
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    GOES and TDRS relay science data, business communications and also e-mail and phone calls to family and friends far away.



  9. Is that the Christmas Tree?

    Snapshot Title: Is that the Christmas Tree?
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Yes it is! And it's ready for next summer at the Pole.



  10. Jamesway and Loo

    Snapshot Title: Jamesway and Loo
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The little building with the moonis the outhouse for this wood-and-canvas Jamesway.



  11. Last Chance for Cargo

    Snapshot Title: Last Chance for Cargo
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Cargo only arrives here in summer, which is from late October until mid-February. If someone is waiting for a package, and it's not on this plane, they will have to go without it for the next 8 months...



  12. South Pole Passenger Terminal

    Snapshot Title: South Pole Passenger Terminal
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This little building with solar panels is pleasantly warm as long as the sun is shining. With no more planes this season, and sunset just over a month away, we will tow our passenger terminal off to a...



  13. Hello!

    Snapshot Title: Hello!
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Here they are just moments before their skis touched the snow. This is a Hercules LC-130, also called a "Herc" or a "skier". These planes are flown by the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift W...