Mike Subritzky

Operation Deep Freeze: Task Force 43 USN

One day at the South Pole a plane touched down,
and I got out, and I stood on the ground
And all about me the earth was still,
not a bird in the sky, not a tree or a hill
Just bright white snow that was frozen and cold,
and a radio mast, and a barber shop pole.

South Pole Station
Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in the 2007-2008 summer season. The new elevated Amundsen-Scott South
Pole Station is now complete. In the foreground is the ceremonial South Pole and the flags for the original
12 signatory nations to Antarctic Treaty.