King George Island attractions

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Eduardo Frei Montalva Station

Chile constructed this station, known as Frei station, in 1969 on the nearly ice-free Fildes Peninsula at the island’s southwestern tip, and 10 years later it added Teniente Rodolfo Marsh Martin station less than 1k…
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Bellingshausen Station

Russia set up Bellingshausen station in 1968 and it is now separated from Frei base by a small stream. After a fuel-tank farm was established, Bellingshausen became a major fuel depot for the Soviet Antarctic fishin…
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Henryk Arctowski Station

Poland’s Arctowski station, opened in 1977, was named for a geologist on Adrien de Gerlache’s Belgica expedition and houses 40 people. Female visitors were once presented with small bouquets of flowers grown in the …
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Commandante Ferraz Station

Brazil’s Commandante Ferraz Station on Admiralty Bay, opened in 1983–84, is located between an old whaling station and the site of the abandoned British Base G (removed in 1996). Ferraz’s distinctive orange-roofed, …
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Carlini Station

Argentina built Carlini station at Potter Cove in 1953. It was formerly named Jubany but was renamed in 2012 after biologist Alejandro Carlini. Backed by Three Brothers Hill (210m), it has been a year-round facility…
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Great Wall Station

China’s Great Wall station was established in 1985 and accommodates up to 80 people; recent winter crews have numbered about 12. During the 1987–88 season hundreds of domestic pigeons were freed in a ‘Dove of Peace’…
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Artigas Station

Uruguay’s Artigas Station, established in 1984, accommodates 14 in winter and 70 in summer. Named for Uruguay’s national hero, José Gervasio Artigas, an early leader who redistributed land and abolished slavery, the…
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King Sejong Station

South Korea named its King Sejong station, at Marian Cove close to Maxwell Bay, after a 15th-century Korean king who was also a scientist and inventor. Built in 1987–88, the collection of orange buildings accommodat…
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Pieter J Lenie Field Station

The US has operated this small summer-only station, near Arctowski station, since 1985. It’s also called ‘Copacabana.’
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Machu Picchu Station

Peru's Machu Picchu station was established in 1989 on Admiralty Bay and houses 28 people in summer.