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Base in King George Island

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…
Base in King George Island

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…
Base in King George Island

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 …
Base in King George Island

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, …
Base in Greenwich Island

Capitán Arturo Prat Station

Chile’s Capitán Arturo Prat station, a collection of orange buildings on Discovery Bay on Greenwich Island's northern coast, was opened in 1947 as Soberania station, and later renamed to honor the Chilean naval hero…
Base in Nelson Island

Eco-Nelson

Eco-Nelson is a private base run by Czech Jaroslav Pavlíček. Three plywood buildings, opened in 1989, are staffed almost continuously with between one and nine residents. It is run on ‘green’ principles: detergents,…
Base in King George Island

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…
Base in King George Island

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’…
Base in Livingston Island

Juan Carlos Primero Station

Just east of Hannah Point lies Spain’s Juan Carlos Primero station, a summer-only base, established in 1987–88 and accommodating up to 50 people. It has one of the few alternative-energy systems at an Antarctic stat…
Base in King George Island

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…