Entrance to the Admundsen-Scott
South Pole Station.
South Pole Favorite Photos
The aluminum geodesic
dome is 50 meters in diameter and houses the galley, science
computer room, living quarters for winter-overs, and other essential
buildings. The entrance was originally above ground when the building
was constructed in th 1970s, but blowing snow accumulates around the
structure, steadily burying it. Every year, they have to bulldoze out
This photo was taken in December 1997.
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For more pictures of the Admundsen-Scott South Pole Station (specifically
the dome whose entrance you see here), see
the Virtual Tour
Page on the Dome.
For more pictures in general,
visit The Travel Log Archive
or the Virtual Tour of the South Pole.