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U.S. Ambassador in Antarctica 2010 - Day 4 | by US Embassy New Zealand
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U.S. Ambassador in Antarctica 2010 - Day 4

Ambassador Huebner's trip to Antarctica.


U.S. Ambassador in Antarctica 2010 - Day 4


From U.S. Ambassador Huebner's Blog:

Dinner last night was a great pleasure. Ola, a few friends of ours from McMurdo, and I drove 3 kilometers (about 2 miles) through the howling wind up and around the hill to get to Scott Base on the other side of the point.


Scott Base has been New Zealand’s permanent base in Antarctica since 1958. Like McMurdo Station, Scott Base sits on Ross Island in the Ross Sea. The Antarctic mainland is 70 kilometers (42 miles) from the Base, across the ice of McMurdo Sound. Named after Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott, the Base accommodates up to 85 researchers and staff at any one time during the summer, with a skeleton staff of about a dozen remaining for the winter.


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Taken on December 2, 2010