Welcome to Neko Harbor
A nearby glacier often calves with a thunderous roar, offering dramatic video footage.
The small orange hut with the Argentine flag on the side is a refugio (refuge hut), built in 1949 and named Captain Fleiss. Hundreds of gentoos nest on the hillside.
As you gaze over Neko’s iceberg-filled waters, recall American long-distance swimmer Lynne Cox, who in December 2002 swam nearly 2km (in 25 minutes) in the 0.5°C waters here – a fatal stunt for almost anyone else. Cox spent many years training in superchilled waters, but doctors say that she is also physiologically unique.