Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station
The focus of the South Pole station is "The Dome"
Left: Entrance to the dome. Originally (1976) the entrance was at ground level,
but now we must descend a snow ramp to enter. Right, the sign reads. "The United States
of America welcomes you to South Pole Station"
Left: View as you enter the dome. Right: Opposite view, inside the dome looking
towards the entrance. On the left is the galley(ground floor) and the bar(upstairs)
To the left if the science building(ground floor) and upper berthing (upstairs) The
photograph was taken from the roof of the Comms/library building.
Left: Biomed, where the Doc hangs out. We often visited for her excellent coffee
Right: Inside Biomed. When I arrived at the Pole I suffered badly with altitude sickness.
I spent many hours on the bed to the right sucking down oxygen
Left: Entrance to the power plant
Right: One of our three generators
Left: The computer lab in the science building
Right: Upper berthing. This is where I slept in winter, in one of the small rooms off to the right
Jeannie's Little Shop Of Horrors. This is a tiny hydroponic greenhouse that provides our only fresh
fruit and veg during winter
The fuel arch. All our fuel for the winter is stored in those bladders
One of the many tunnels that shoot off from the dome
The bleak polar plateau. This is the only view at the South Pole. Near the
centre is the Dark Sector, an astronomical research site about 800 metres
from the dome. To the left of that is the SPASE-2 experiment