They then cross over Cape Horn and the Drake Passage before landing at Rothera Research Station, which is a British Antarctic Survey Base. From there it is a refueling stop at the South Pole. Due to inclement weather in McMurdo they spent the night.
After I arrived here in early January a Twin Otter left the South Pole headed to an Italian Base in Antarctica's Terra Nova Bay. The plane crashed into the summit of a steep mountain range. After several days the plane was found but there were no survivors. An attempt to recover the bodies may be made this summer.
|Rothera Research Station|
|There is a world out there! The first plane since station closing.|
|They brought freshies! Bananas, apples, and kiwi.|
|A fine sight! Two Twin Otters on deck!|
|To most of you this may seem like nothing. But this half a banana I selected was great.|
|Two Twin Otters flew in from Rothera, Antarctic Peninsula. The peninsula is south of South America.|
|A fine plane purpose built for extremely cold weather. During the Antarctic winter they work in the Arctic.|
|They carry a lot of equipment and supplies down from Canada. This Otter will be contracted out to the Australian Antarctic Program.|
|Kenn Borek also contracts out to various Antarctic tourist agencies.|
|The Otter is plugged in and heated.|
|This Otter is contracted to the USAP.|
|The ski tracks leading to the Otter apron.|
Twin Otter McMurdo bound October 7th.
The 2nd Otter leaving. In this video you can see ice crystals in the air. It really doesn't snow here but it sparkles.