All posts tagged “Frozen

Hogback and Hjorth Hills at Marble Point

Hogback Hill and Hjorth Hill are two prominent geographical features located in the Wilson Piedmont Glacier region of Antarctica.

Hogback Hill is a rounded mountain that stands 2,300 feet high, situated immediately north of Hjorth Hill and about 3 miles west of Cape Bernacchi. It is part of the Asgard Range in Victoria Land.

Hjorth Hill is a rounded, ice-free mountain that rises to 2,490 feet, standing just north of New Harbor and 2 nautical miles south of Hogback Hill. It was named after the maker of the primus lamps used by the British Antarctic Expedition led by Robert Falcon Scott in 1910-1913.

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Marble Point Air Facility

Marble Point is a location in Antarctica that has played an important role in the region’s history and research. It was the site of an early U.S. Navy base during the International Geophysical Year in 1957-1958, and was considered as a potential location for a hard-surface runway that could support aircraft operations in the southern hemisphere. While the airfield was never completed, Marble Point has served as a refueling stop for helicopters working in the nearby Dry Valleys.

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Frosty Fuel Arches

Down in the dark and cold back of the fuel arches at the South Pole stations in Antarctica. This is where the stations fuel is stored, it has become buried over the years by about 30 feet of ice and snow and remains around -50 Fahrenheit year-round.

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