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UK flag Station Z Halley I / Antarctica UK flag

Latitude : 75°30 S
Longitude : 26°36 W

Time : UTC -2

The original station, Halley I, was established by the Royal Society on 6 January 1956 for the IGY 1957/58.

It was a traditional hut with a pitched roof. FIDS took over the operation of the station on 14 January 1959. A new main hut and dog kennels were built close to the original IGY buildings in February 1961, by which time the latter were completely covered by snow, the station was occupied until 1968.

Approximately 1.2 m of snow accumulate each year on the Brunt Ice Shelf and buildings on the surface become covered and eventually crushed by snow, necessitating periodic rebuilding of the station.
This part of the ice shelf is also moving westward by approximately 700 m per year.


Credits : Information by British Antarctic Survey. Pictures by miscellaneous.
Music : Bob Marley and The Wailers - Legend - Coming In From The Cold (Remix) / Universal Music 2002