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Observation Hill


From the­re, you will have a view across hundreds of kilo­me­ters of ice, the famous Ross Ice Shelf. It gives you a good idea of infi­ni­ty, which is one of Antarctica’s main fea­tures. You can almost see the South Pole – well, almost … but the view is just grand. The Trans­ant­ar­c­tic Moun­ta­ins are stret­ching along the hori­zon, and you can see the area whe­re Scott and his remai­ning com­ra­des Bowers and Wil­son died on 29th March, 1912, only 18 kilo­me­ters from the next depot. A raging snow storm kept them from rea­ching the depot – well, you know the sto­ry. A woo­den cross in Obser­va­ti­on Hill was erec­ted as a memo­ry to Scott and his men.

Pan­ora­ma: Obser­va­ti­on-Hill


last modification: 2019-02-05 · copyright: Rolf Stange