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UK flag Fossil Bluff Station KG / Alexander Island UK flag

Latitude : 71°20 S
Longitude : 68°17 W

Time : UTC -3

The station is occupied intermittently since February 20th 1961. Occupied during the winters of 1961, 1962, 1969-75, it was closed for the 1976 winter when Rothera (Station R) became fully operational. Occupied intermittently for summer seasons since then.

It is supplied by air from Adelaide (Station T) and Rothera (Station R) and overland from Stonington Island (Station E).

The main hut was named Bluebell Cottage. It is now an advanced field station for parties from Rothera (Station R) during austral summers.


Credits : Information by British Antarctic Survey. Pictures by Michael Prior-Jones M0MPJ.
Music : Richard Burmer - Mirror Image, Vol. 1 - Across the View / Innovative Communication 1987