The Logistics of Living in Antarctica

  • Published on Mar 6, 2018
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Comments • 2 448

  • Charlie K
    Charlie K 6 days ago

    Warmer temperatures?
    There are no warmer temperatures;
    however, there are higher temperatures.

  • cmscms123456
    cmscms123456 6 days ago

    So.. whats the pay-back? What have we gotten in return? Im not seeing any benefit.

  • Nilgizmo
    Nilgizmo 8 days ago

    Is this loss

  • Aidan Choudhry
    Aidan Choudhry 8 days ago

    All Wendover has to do is put a plane in the thumbnail and an instant million views will follow

  • Murray Rothbard
    Murray Rothbard 11 days ago

    Antarctica needs to be opened up for commercial exploitation!

  • WizardToby
    WizardToby 11 days ago

    I'm sure the people living in Antarctica all winter have to deal with some mental health challenges. There's no sun, barely anyone else around, and no way out.

  • Stout Theirish
    Stout Theirish 11 days ago

    A penguin tried to fuck my butt!

  • Royal Hellenic Mapping

    0:18 Most southern continent you say?
    Aye, man meh knew we had connection to those freezers down 'ere!

  • Susilo ,
    Susilo , 14 days ago


  • E-Dog777 !!!
    E-Dog777 !!! 14 days ago

    I’d go and collect ice, then I can go home and have an iced drink with Antarctica Ice

  • Dana Kibby
    Dana Kibby 14 days ago

    I have come across other info that the planes start bringing in workers at the end of August!

  • herbie747
    herbie747 15 days ago +1

    Why are you pronouncing it so weird?

  • GoldenGamer
    GoldenGamer 15 days ago

    7:46 How do you help a gigantic plane fly in high places?

    You attach a rockets to it

  • Teemu M.
    Teemu M. 16 days ago

    Not surprising. Just what the logistics are for the invasive, in impunity USA global army. A hypocritical civilian destination is not surprising.

  • James Rosemary
    James Rosemary 16 days ago +1

    Northern countries have no business in Antarctica. Antarctica is for southern countries. US, UK, France, Norway, etc pack your stuff and go home!.

  • Jessica Triplev
    Jessica Triplev 16 days ago +1

    UGH smh

  • Asif Ferrose
    Asif Ferrose 17 days ago

    Thinking how much would it cost from India..

  • adolfhilter
    adolfhilter 17 days ago

    lots of condoms and alcohol

  • SkyTech RTS
    SkyTech RTS 18 days ago +1

    Best Continent.

  • QuarioQuario54321
    QuarioQuario54321 18 days ago

    I’m going to start my own sovereign nation. It’ll be entirely on bare ground or ground that has only thin snow. It’ll be on the coast to help. It’ll function as a normal country. It’ll have lots of trains, roads, sewers, Internet, phones, just about anything. While building it, the currency will be bitcoin. Once finished, it’ll be the currency of Poland.

  • Gene Kane
    Gene Kane 18 days ago

    0:14 ICEolated ore isolated

  • Anya Romanov
    Anya Romanov 18 days ago

    I would loooove to go there 😂

  • XtremeMusic
    XtremeMusic 19 days ago

    a place further than the universe sent me

  • Greg Boyd
    Greg Boyd 19 days ago

    "common heritage of mankind".
    Kind of irrelevant if nobody can get there, for tourism. Strip mine its resources.

    • boycot gugle
      boycot gugle 18 days ago

      And who will get them...?
      As long as it is untouched, it has potential. Once you strip mine it, it becomes unusable for anything, you can even forget about doing any more research there, then. Besides, our economy is so wasteful. It's best if we keep potential emergency resources untapped as long as everything is still only used for one-use bullshit products.
      ...Ah, whatever, let's use it for some more atmospheric nuclear bomb tests.

  • Alx
    Alx 19 days ago


  • Nightingale
    Nightingale 25 days ago

    I would love to live there.
    Away from all other humans, peace and quiet.

  • Nick Dawn
    Nick Dawn 26 days ago

    Well done video, thanks. Enjoyed watching it.

  • Lord Dash Donald Dappington

    Average July high? Summer temperature? No, wrong, try again.

  • PushAventón
    PushAventón 27 days ago

    I hate the way you say Antartica

  • Rusty Shackelford
    Rusty Shackelford 28 days ago +1

    Best bet to live and work in Antarctica is to become a scientist? Naw, I betcha they need janitors as much as everyone else.

  • Squizree
    Squizree 28 days ago

    I'm naturally a bit of a hermit, so living in Antarctica has serious appeal,

  • Alex Rosas
    Alex Rosas Month ago

    Well now I want to learn more about Antarctica

  • BornToRunBarefoot
    BornToRunBarefoot Month ago +1

    No thanks, scammer.

  • mba2ceo
    mba2ceo Month ago

    I do not understand why they do NOT build green houses there.

  • Cool Vibrations
    Cool Vibrations Month ago

    imagine the pond hockey...

  • Hangry Ass Lady
    Hangry Ass Lady Month ago


  • Fizzie213
    Fizzie213 Month ago +1


  • Mert Hanoğlu
    Mert Hanoğlu Month ago


  • Munchie Weetie
    Munchie Weetie Month ago +1

    when you dont mention the majority of the stations..... only those the US care about. cos there are south african. australian. argentinian. UK stations (and more) that are left unmentioned. also you forgot a few other places planes for antartica leave from and go to. again only listing those of impotence to AMERICA. if you are going to do somthing like this please say (and more) to clarify that these ones listed ARE NOT the only ones

  • nikhil gaidhani
    nikhil gaidhani Month ago

    Did I just see Texas flag on Antarctica? @ 2.10

  • don't bink
    don't bink Month ago

    Nice I am working on my portfolio and grant proposal for artist in residence for a winterover in Antarctica

  • SamPlushyFive
    SamPlushyFive Month ago

    Im just wondering. If u are in antarctica and u are at the point of axis of the world. Will time be slower for you? Like 1 hour for you would be like 2 hours for everyone else?

  • The Student Official
    The Student Official Month ago +1

    This... is McMurdo. It snows nine months of the year, and hails the other three.

  • Albert Mkhwanazi
    Albert Mkhwanazi Month ago

    Love your videos

  • Jose Zamora
    Jose Zamora Month ago

    The us ownes the whole thing! And people been there way b4 1700s

  • Hannah P.
    Hannah P. Month ago +1

    These guys were like “fuck it, we’ll just throw some rockets on it”

  • Kyotra
    Kyotra Month ago

    Fun Fact: Those rockets are usually used to help naval cargo planes launch from aircraft carriers.

  • William Cox
    William Cox Month ago +1

    Just discovered your channel and am enjoying what I have so far seen.

    • The Student Official
      The Student Official Month ago +1

      William Cox then check out the other channel! Half as Interesting.

  • Dodon
    Dodon Month ago

    A place further than the universe bring me here

  • SwordQuake2
    SwordQuake2 Month ago +1

    July is not in the summer, get your facts right.

  • Sarcasm Studios
    Sarcasm Studios Month ago +1

    Most ICE-olated

  • marco polo
    marco polo Month ago

    i wanna see a hollywood movie based on this... maybe a crew who stayed back for winter face some problems and they dont have any contact with the rest of the world.

  • ayato
    ayato Month ago

    airships to Antarctica

  • Cagedin Johnson
    Cagedin Johnson Month ago

    thanks for uploads

  • arv er
    arv er Month ago +1

    No one can claim Antarctica other than penguins

  • JJAB91
    JJAB91 Month ago

    Truly a place further than the universe.

  • Nicholas Robinson
    Nicholas Robinson Month ago

    Research? How many bloody different experiments can you do over 60 years?

  • Trevor Allen
    Trevor Allen Month ago

    Once you master cold tolerance only true Iceman can live here in Antarctica permanently

  • Sachitanand Ray
    Sachitanand Ray Month ago

    Whole Antarctica, belongs to BIR NEPALI (Gorkhas). So, mind it before claiming the land.

  • vrticle
    vrticle Month ago

    My home town of ottowa with temps in winter of -20 I though was bad holy shit

  • Some Things In Life
    Some Things In Life Month ago +1

    Antarctica belongs to NO ONE!

  • C B
    C B Month ago

    You couldn't pay me to go there

  • Jason Borne
    Jason Borne Month ago

    Super fascinating!

  • 1867Phoenix
    1867Phoenix Month ago

    July is Winter in Antarctica. January is Summer

    NEWLAROEKOE Month ago

    Where is Mei?

    NEWLAROEKOE Month ago

    You earned a sub!

  • QueenBlond
    QueenBlond Month ago

    995 miles in 40 days.. for real?!

  • CheeseTruffles
    CheeseTruffles Month ago +1

    1:31 of course no customs... what you gonna do? Bomb ice?

  • CheeseTruffles
    CheeseTruffles Month ago

    Airplane pilot: where’s the runway?
    Scientist: *vaguely points in front of them* somewhere over there, I forgot

  • Saki630
    Saki630 Month ago

    are they 7months removed from youtube?

  • Saki630
    Saki630 Month ago

    damn, i was #98

  • Paulino Fernandes
    Paulino Fernandes Month ago

    Why is the military their the treaty says no military it's all bunch of bullshit I claim it get off my land

  • Jordan Lamb
    Jordan Lamb 2 months ago

    I still can't get over the fact that Antarctica looks like a dog with a unicorn horn

  • Xone
    Xone 2 months ago

    Bullshit! You cant go to antarctica.. This is filmed in finland or smthng!

  • -insert forgettable name-

    Damn, spending the entire winter in Antarctica sounds strangely appealing

  • sameer mohideen
    sameer mohideen 2 months ago

    I want to volunteer in Antartica now.

  • Tejasvi Menon
    Tejasvi Menon 2 months ago

    Is this place open for tourists??

  • You Tuber
    You Tuber 2 months ago

    The US Antarctic Program & New Zealand started doing 2 winter flights a year since 2015. Huge morale boost, personnel changes, fresh food stuffs and maintenance.

  • Sam Reid
    Sam Reid 2 months ago +1

    just give it to the aussies.. we're shit at mining, we don't use nuclear and we don't have guns.. we're a bunch of old fashioned tree huggers..

  • The Happy Frog
    The Happy Frog 2 months ago

    I want to smoke there

  • David Dray
    David Dray 2 months ago

    at 9:48 you say July temperature but the text on screen says 'average high in summer'?

  • Pitch Lock
    Pitch Lock 2 months ago

    P-3's = thumbs up.

  • Jayce Anderson
    Jayce Anderson 2 months ago +1

    Anyone want to rent a zambonee and fly out to Antarctica

  • FF 2016
    FF 2016 2 months ago

    Wendover started having a hard-on an 4:30 and had a orgasm at 8:20

  • Rory Shields
    Rory Shields 2 months ago

    Makes me seriously doubt the feasibility of space colonies. If we’ve no interest in finding a way to live in the extreme environments of our own planet, how in the world are we going to live on the moon?

  • Electric иoνα
    Electric иoνα 2 months ago

    Tfw more people live in a single Antarctic base than Vatican City, yet the Vatican counts as its own country somehow.

  • Felix Garcia
    Felix Garcia 2 months ago

    I want to go so bad nie

  • Ben S
    Ben S 2 months ago

    Why is the South Pole so much colder than mcmurdo? That’s like a 50 degree difference

  • Decriminalize Darwinism

    AAAAANNNNDDD people think we can colonize space / mars .
    Give me a break ..

  • Parish Khan
    Parish Khan 2 months ago

    Can we visit Antarctica as a tourist?

  • Mike Deluxy
    Mike Deluxy 2 months ago +1

    Perfect climate test-bed for ALL Mars colonization technologies; although it's still alot warmer in Antarctica than Mars. Still one of the best places to challenge the research and development thresholds.

  • Generic name
    Generic name 2 months ago


  • Christian  Scheidt
    Christian Scheidt 2 months ago

    With which programmes you produce your videos?

  • Adebayo Tosin
    Adebayo Tosin 2 months ago

    Love at first sight for this page. Hi everyone!

  • Eric Porter
    Eric Porter 2 months ago

    Wait a second? I thought the earth was flat? Wtf is this shit? Nice Hollywood video you CIA shill

    • classicrockcafe
      classicrockcafe 2 months ago

      The Ten Commandments was made in Hollywood in 1951.

  • anon anon
    anon anon 2 months ago


  • pedro henrique dos santos

    Probably isn't illegal to smoke or own marijuana!

  • 1320crusier
    1320crusier 2 months ago

    Propeller and engine designs have made the JATO's obsolete :)

  • Angel Mutsumi
    Angel Mutsumi 2 months ago

    I'd sacrifice my Internet and social life for a chance to go to Antarctica. Sure, that means I'm cut off from the rest of the world, but the beautiful isolation of this continent makes it worth the sacrifice.
    And yes, I did in fact watch A Place Further than the Universe before coming across this video.

  • Marcus
    Marcus 2 months ago

    *They got oil in it*
    US: The continent is ours