Antarctic field camps

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Many Antarctic research stations support satellite field camps which are, in general, seasonal camps. The type of field camp can vary – some are permanent structures used during the annual Antarctic summer, whereas others are little more than tents used to support short term activities. Field camps are used for many things, from logistics (Sky Blu) to dedicated scientific research (WAIS Divide Field Camp).

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Field camp Location Country Established Activities Status Serving Coordinates Time zone
AGAP South Field Camp
Beardmore South Field Camp
Blue Fields Camp
Byrd Surface Camp
Borchgrevink's Hut Cape Adare Norway Norway 1899 Abandoned
ASPA #159
N/A 71°18′S 170°12′E / 71.300°S 170.200°E / -71.300; 170.200 (Borchgrevink's Hut) UTC+12
Cámara Base Half Moon Island, Livingston Island Argentina Argentina 1953 Seasonal N/A 62°35′41″S 59°55′8″W / 62.59472°S 59.91889°W / -62.59472; -59.91889 (Cámara Base) UTC-4
Cape Hallett Field Camp
Camp Academia Livingston Island Bulgaria Bulgaria 2004 Seasonal St. Kliment Ohridski Base 62°38′41.9″S 60°10′18.3″W / 62.644972°S 60.171750°W / -62.644972; -60.171750 (Camp Academia) UTC-4
Camp Byers Livingston Island Spain Spain Seasonal Juan Carlos I Antarctic Base 62°39′46″S 61°6′0″W / 62.66278°S 61.10000°W / -62.66278; -61.10000 (Camp Byers) UTC-4
Camp Livingston Livingston Island Argentina Argentina Seasonal 62°39′22″S 61°0′39″W / 62.65611°S 61.01083°W / -62.65611; -61.01083 (Camp Livingston) UTC-4
Cape Royds Ross Island United Kingdom UK 1908 Nimrod Expedition Abandoned
ASPA #157
N/A 77°33′S 166°10′E / 77.550°S 166.167°E / -77.550; 166.167 (Cape Royds Hut) UTC+12
Darwin Glacier Field Camp
Discovery Hut Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island United Kingdom UK 1911 Discovery Expedition Abandoned, 1917
ASPA #158
N/A 77°50′45″S 166°38′31.6″W / 77.84583°S 166.642111°W / -77.84583; -166.642111 (Discovery Hut)
Ford Range Field Camp
Fossil Bluff Alexander Island United Kingdom UK 1961 Logistics Facility Seasonal Rothera station 71°20′0″S 68°17′0″W / 71.33333°S 68.28333°W / -71.33333; -68.28333 (Fossil Bluff) UTC-5
Framheim Bay of Whales, Ross Ice Shelf Norway Norway 1911 Amundsen's South Pole expedition Abandoned, 1912 N/A
Lake Hoare Field Camp
Lower Erebus Hut Ross Island United States USA 1992 Monitoring Mt. Erebus McMurdo Station 77°30′37.6″S 167°8′45.83″E / 77.510444°S 167.1460639°E / -77.510444; 167.1460639 (Lower Erebus Hut) UTC+12
Mid-Point Charlie
Ocean Camp Weddell Sea Ice Shelf United Kingdom UK 1915 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Abandoned, 1915
Patience Camp Weddell Sea Ice Shelf United Kingdom UK 1915 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Abandoned, 1916
Patriot Hills Base Camp Ellsworth Mountains United States USA 1987 Private camp with Blue ice runway Seasonal Various 80°19′0″S 81°16′0″W / 80.31667°S 81.26667°W / -80.31667; -81.26667 (Patriot Hills) UTC-5
Peggotty Camp Peggotty Bluff, South Georgia United Kingdom UK 1916 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Abandoned N/A 54°9′0″S 37°17′0″W / 54.15000°S 37.28333°W / -54.15000; -37.28333 (Peggotty Camp) UTC-2
Polheim South Pole Norway Norway 1911 Amundsen's South Pole expedition Abandoned N/A 90°S 0°E / 90°S 0°E / -90; 0 (Polheim)
Reedy Glacier Field Camp
Safety Camp
Scott's Hut Ross Island United Kingdom UK 1911 Terra Nova Expedition, Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Abandoned, 1917
ASPA #155
N/A 77°38′0″S 166°24′0″E / 77.63333°S 166.40000°E / -77.63333; 166.40000 (Scott's Hut) UTC+12
Sky Blu Ellsworth Land United Kingdom UK 1993 Logistics Facility Seasonal Rothera station 74°51′0″S 71°34′0″W / 74.85000°S 71.56667°W / -74.85000; -71.56667 (Sky Blu) UTC-5
Shirreff Base Livingston Island Chile Chile
United States USA
1991 Seasonal 62°28′13.5″S 60°46′15″W / 62.470417°S 60.77083°W / -62.470417; -60.77083 (Shirreff Base) UTC-4
South Ice Edith Ronne Land United Kingdom UK 1957 IGY overwinter Abandoned N/A 82°05′S 30°00′W / 82.083°S 30.000°W / -82.083; -30.000 (South Ice) UTC-2
Station P Livingston Island United Kingdom UK 1957 Survey, geology, biology Abandoned N/A 62°38′57.5″S 60°35′25″W / 62.649306°S 60.59028°W / -62.649306; -60.59028 (Station P) UTC-4
Talos Dome Camp
Union Glacier Camp Ellsworth Mountains United States USA 2010 Private camp with Blue ice runway Seasonal Various 82°51′0″S 79°45′0″W / 82.85000°S 79.75000°W / -82.85000; -79.75000 (Union Glacier Camp) UTC-5
WAIS Divide Field Camp West Antarctic Ice Sheet United States USA 2005 Collect deep ice core Seasonal McMurdo Station
Antarctic field camps. Clockwise: Patriot Hills, Academia, Fossil Bluff, Sky Blu, Erebus, Scott's Hut, Lower Erebus, Casanovas.

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