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Ghosts of Antarctica

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Jul - 17 - 2011
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In Antarctica, the largest number of ghosts? Per capita – yes. At the South Pole and its environs there are no permanent residents, on average, within a year to live here 2500, and approximately 4,000 in the summer of 1000 (extremely durable) in winter.

There is no exact data on how many people died here, but we know that at least 268 people have died here since, as here set foot man. For example, if a ghost was partitioned between their “work”, then each of them would have to pursue 9.68992 residents. (Some lists of those who died en route to Antarctica, also include some Chippy. We will not consider her because she was a cat).

Antarctica – a popular deserted place
In addition to the fact that the ghosts of Antarctica lazy, they have a huge choice of places of residence due to the large number of abandoned cities. For very obvious reasons, Antarctica – one of the most popular abandoned places. Below is a map of the territories abandoned by the British:

The most famous and incredibly well-preserved of these sites is a camp built by Robert Scott and his accomplices on Ross Island in 1911. Protected from algae wooden cabin and outbuildings, were supposed to shelter the team when they returned here after an attempt to become the first people who visited the South Pole.

Scott and four other men – Edward Wilson, J. Brouwers P, Lawrence and Edgar Evans Outes were united by a common desire – to reach the Pole. They reached it just January 17, 1912, and immediately discovered that the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen got there a week earlier. All five died on the way back … The latter three – Scott, Wilson and Brauers died before reaching only 11 miles away.

Today, their hut, you can easily visit because it is near the U.S. base at McMurdo. However, keep in mind: global warming begins to have a negative effect, and the 100-year-old seal fat, prebyvavshiv in “deep freeze”, now produces a disgusting smell. On the left shows the hut Evans, right – the seal fat.

Deception Island –deception
The oldest ghost town located in Whale Bay on Deception Island (in translation from English – a deception). Here is an abandoned base:

… But the hangar

In 1906 a Norwegian-Chilean whaling company started using Walvis Bay as a base for a floating fish factory. This was followed by other “pillars” of construction and formed a rapidly growing town. Whale Bay was abandoned in 1931 after a fall in demand for whale oil in the Great Depression.

However, the rest of Deception Island today is not abandoned. There is a scientific base, and here as often popular among tourists. Perhaps due to the fact that (due to volcanic activity) on the island of relatively warm.

Whalers are gone, the city remained

South Georgia – Antarctic island of another, that people rushed to leave. About seven whale syndicates existed there during the first half of the 20th century. It is known that previously lived on the island of 2,000 people. Most cities in the process of transformation into the wild, but some of the buildings – especially in Grytviken – maintained at high levels and become tourist attractions.

Boilers and generators:

The Portuguese abandoned cemetery and a huge whale station Leith Harbour:

Court Grytviken, “Diaz” and “Albatross”:

Cinema and old harpoon:

It is worth noting that these “frozen” the island caused heated debates about who is the owner – the United Kingdom or Argentina. Deception originally belonged to Britain, then, obviously, was ceded to Argentina. South Georgia and the South Shetland Islands are still owned by the UK. Dispute about the status of South Georgia has been a prerequisite for the Falklands War (Argentine author Jorge described Louis Borges as “two bald men fighting over comb”) In the end, it was occupied by the Argentines.

Breach of peace. ..
The ship arrives. Research Station Almireynta Brown – left Argentina – waiting in the mist:

What else is in Antarctica?
Gamburtsev mountains – a mountain range near the center of Antarctica, geologists call it “phantom circuit”. Despite the size comparable to the Alps, the mountain range has never been seen by people, and hardly anyone ever sees it, as it is covered with ice thickness of 4 kilometers. Currently, researchers are trying to place these mountains on a map, using radar and other methods. And yet – meteorites bombarding Antarctica (which is believed to be a “collector of meteorites” – most of our knowledge of meteorites from there). Scientists go snowmobiling, hunting for meteorites (which is almost like picking up mushrooms), getting them out of ice:

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