The Logistics of Living in Antarctica

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Comments • 2 677

  • Oliver Brindle
    Oliver Brindle Day ago

    You didn’t mention Ken Borek Air. They fly out of Calgary AB Canada and are legendary for their mid winter Antarctic flights

  • ThatGuyNamedJosh

    Bit chilly for my liking

  • Nils Bertaloth
    Nils Bertaloth 2 days ago

    Lmao thats not very cold. I mean -13°C is not cold at all

  • Parama Aditya
    Parama Aditya 2 days ago

    This video

  • IbaMbaBankGre
    IbaMbaBankGre 4 days ago

    Antartica is the synonym for death. The sad tales of Antarctica makes me curious to know more about Antarctic and do an expedition there.

  • shadows: in: my: room :

    So what happens if I kill someone there

  • YaBoi Brabdon
    YaBoi Brabdon 5 days ago

    8:39 look I found Greg Paul

  • Jonny five
    Jonny five 5 days ago

    I just finished watching 'The Thing' (highly recommend) and was wondering about this exact subject. This video came up in my suggestions....perfect!

  • Canal no operativo
    Canal no operativo 5 days ago

    Your video has a huge mistake. The Antarctica has 2 civilian populated towns. They're called Villa Las Estrellas and Esperanza, and they are the only civilian populated bases in the continent, being administrated by Chile and Argentina respectively (and so, they are also the only Latin American countries to have foreign military bases) But the costs are soaring and Chile is retiring starting in 2019 until further advice. Argentina is also having problems to maintain populations.

  • EpicClone5082
    EpicClone5082 8 days ago

    I’m guessing they have radio communication if they can call for medical evacuations but do they have internet or any other forms of communication?

  • joe caterman
    joe caterman 8 days ago

    you need a PhD to work as an astronomer... and a degree in physics. There are some awesome amateur equipment for looking at stuff... and it looks really cool The pro stuff though... mostly its instrument driven. You generally have a lab... and a scope... and on the scope some equipment which sends data to the lab.

  • Brickskid
    Brickskid 8 days ago

    sounds like a nice place to live... Only thing to wait for is the internet.

  • Bipin Khatiwada
    Bipin Khatiwada 8 days ago

    how do get enough electricity for winter?

  • Ossis
    Ossis 8 days ago

    Can you go there as a tourist and stay there in the winter months

  • Dave Pawson
    Dave Pawson 9 days ago

    Dummy free zone.

  • DenGames
    DenGames 10 days ago

    But... wich langauge do they speak there?

  • Lucas Dobson
    Lucas Dobson 10 days ago

    Elon musk:build a hyper loop around the bases and some boring company stuff with a rocket to complete then you should be good

  • John
    John 11 days ago

    Trumps are build ski resorts on the rest.

  • Strand
    Strand 12 days ago

    The logistics of fighting a Thing

  • John Nash
    John Nash 13 days ago

    Does our cum gets frozen too ?

  • Sparragus
    Sparragus 13 days ago

    You can go as a tradesman, they need people to fix things, so plumbers, electricians, mechanics

  • kacchabang kacchaboom
    kacchabang kacchaboom 14 days ago

    If anyone here wants to watch a show about going to Antarctica, go watch the anime Sora yori mo Tooi Basho:D

  • Zach Guth
    Zach Guth 14 days ago

    hmmm... it would be great to test equipment for NASA down their for longgevaty in the winter.

  • Think Outside The Prison

    Haha hahaha. .

  • Sam Lau
    Sam Lau 15 days ago +1

    I'm not a scientist but would definitely want to go there on day. Don't mind the 7 months isolation.

  • Sain Rajput
    Sain Rajput 16 days ago +1

    Resreach is just a excuse ..actually they are here after finding and extracting natural resources.....

  • Sain Rajput
    Sain Rajput 16 days ago +1

    USA tires to bully other Nation like China ,India etc to stop Industrial growth to stop pollution. But they himself done the most harms to Environment .

  • Mary McFly
    Mary McFly 16 days ago

    I wonder how many of the people that say they are not hiding anything there, have actually been in the middle of it to really see. I bet about zero. I don´t think those people are here on youtube making comments like that.

  • Andrew N
    Andrew N 16 days ago


  • Joseph Keenan
    Joseph Keenan 16 days ago

    I don’t think the Brilliant courses are sufficient to qualify as a scientist, so don’t plan on getting to Antarctica as a scientist.

  • T2s ballsack in Rockstars Ass

    It's the species under the ice that people are afraid of

    ZEZERBING 17 days ago

    Cant they use the star gate to transport supplies?

  • Michael Young
    Michael Young 18 days ago

    If you are interested in this story, I cannot recommend more highly the film Antartica: A Year on Ice. This is not an endorsement, just saw the film and loved it.

  • weston407
    weston407 19 days ago

    it seriously seems like being on another planet

  • fulcrum 29
    fulcrum 29 19 days ago

    Is there an alien creature that infects , converts and disguise as humans in Antarctica?

  • #countryboycansurvive
    #countryboycansurvive 20 days ago

    Need to show this to those flat earth fools.
    I'd live there. They need a maintenance guy. some one to work on equipment around the facilities. Welding skills.

  • Rory Shields
    Rory Shields 21 day ago

    The fact that people don’t flock to colonize Antarctica is the exact same reason why people aren’t going to go and colonize Mars for a long long time into the future. People live in a fantasyland when they think about Space and the Future.

  • Samit Johnson
    Samit Johnson 21 day ago

    my dad went for expedition in Antarctica twice

  • xSw eD
    xSw eD 22 days ago

    if ur an adult an believe in antartica i pity you lol

  • Booyaka9000
    Booyaka9000 24 days ago

    Love how the Yanks, France, the Poms, Norway and the Russians think they have a right to/get to make decisions regarding the future of Antarctica, despite it being on the other side of the world to them. Typical Northern hemisphere colonial arrogance.

    • Rhyno Souris
      Rhyno Souris 18 days ago

      Let's not forget the imperialist ambitions of Denmark!

  • Tigerhero 135
    Tigerhero 135 24 days ago

    My dad is an atmospheric chemist at the Halley research station, who has been working in Antarctica for 11 years.

  • Ammar 05
    Ammar 05 26 days ago

    Leave penguins alone 🐧 you fucking humans 🙅🏼‍♂️
    We need those cute little bastards.

  • The Skele Slayer
    The Skele Slayer 26 days ago

    they got so lonely they bough minecraft

    no swriusly there were 2 copies of Minecraft sold in Antarctica confirmed by Mojang


    Antarctica is the refuge of lazy, liberal scientists spending their grant money trying to prove global warming year after year after year. How much "research" needs to be conducted? These scientist really need to start studying why fast food workers can't follow simple instructions.

  • Raptor22
    Raptor22 28 days ago +2

    If I had a dollar for every time the words "flat earth" or "ice wall" show up in these comments...

    • RyanPlaysGames
      RyanPlaysGames 16 days ago

      Raptor22 You would be richer than Jeff Bezos

  • vish
    vish 28 days ago

    7:50 is incorrect as there no more rocket bottles being used.

  • Jon Jon Mackey
    Jon Jon Mackey 28 days ago

    wendover, why is your audio volume so damn low? turn it up dude.

  • B L U E
    B L U E Month ago


  • Bloqk-16
    Bloqk-16 Month ago

    An impressive aspect of those working in Antarctica are the haul drivers taking the overland route from McMurdo to the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station . . . 40 days?! Driving in all that vacant vastness of snow and ice. You don't have roadside service for vehicle breakdowns. But then, the chances of being hi-jacked are nil in that desolation.

  • Smitty Johnson
    Smitty Johnson Month ago +1

    I'm going to school for chemical engineering. I'd love to work there for half a year. Does anyone know if there'd be any relevant jobs there?

  • William Saunders
    William Saunders Month ago

    Lol fake news

  • Alfa Romeo
    Alfa Romeo Month ago

    Have they discovered the white walkers?

  • PR0bro
    PR0bro Month ago

    Night vision goggles.

  • Abhishek Dev
    Abhishek Dev Month ago

    There are Indian and Chinese stations too.

  • mbear1
    mbear1 Month ago

    Learned lots of new stuff!

  • Cabbage man
    Cabbage man Month ago

    Antartica was first sighted way before 1800 it's on maps of the 1400.

  • OldOne
    OldOne Month ago

    Sounds like a great adventure, I wonder what will happen when we finally find a way to mine effectively under the ice...

  • Tony Curoso
    Tony Curoso Month ago

    Winter over McMurdo 92 and 94! Love these videos!

  • Windows Tech
    Windows Tech Month ago

    Well Ancient aliens said that humans knew about the Antarctica for about 1000 years.

  • abmo32
    abmo32 Month ago

    9:57 isn't july deep winter in the southern hemisphere? o_O

  • Harsh Lahoti
    Harsh Lahoti Month ago

    But they could play fortnight there, right? Dont tell me they dont have internet

  • benjamin lopez
    benjamin lopez Month ago

    Research enormous my camera advantage casual sensitive replace.

  • Hari haran
    Hari haran Month ago

    I think the GoT scare phrase - "Winter is Coming" suits best for Antarctica than for any continent on the planet!

  • Diego Castillo
    Diego Castillo Month ago

    The ocean is not international space

  • Kris S
    Kris S Month ago

    I’m amazed you didn’t cover the journey by the cargo ships. A lot of the staff that aren’t scientists must go by the ship, and it sails in the roughest sea in the world. There are some videos around here. It’s wild to see!

  • Athallah Arsyaf
    Athallah Arsyaf Month ago

    Basically the shining but worst right?

  • br076ett
    br076ett Month ago

    Why is there a Texan flag in Antarctica

  • Princess Peach
    Princess Peach Month ago

    Hardship? Should see what they do at the South Pole post. A bit over the top. More than what military bases have or use.....

  • ravi shankar cs
    ravi shankar cs Month ago

    You deserves more subscription

  • The_White_Lotus
    The_White_Lotus Month ago

    Antarctica doesn't need any humans. Leave Antarctica alone! As one of the scientists from Akademik Fedorov clearly stated, bases in Antarctica are nothing but a claim to the land. Science is just a mask.

  • Kim Jakab
    Kim Jakab Month ago

    Thanks for a really interesting and very educational video!
    What an exciting and beautiful nature!

  • kingikiller
    kingikiller Month ago

    I wonder if the bases are like the athletes village at the olympics. Just a lot of fucking!

  • Joey M
    Joey M Month ago

    I keep on thinking about the thing!

  • mahadragon
    mahadragon Month ago

    This video is leaving out a lot of information which is resulting in mis-information. First off, Antarctica is not an "international zone" and is far from the "common heritage of mankind" 1:39 Antarctica is off limits to everyone save for a few researchers and military personnel, and you couldn't fly there if you wanted to. There are a lot of comments here about people wanting to film the penguins and so forth, sorry, not gonna happen.
    Antarctica is one of the most mysterious places on earth, even moreso than Area 51. We have aerial shots of Area 51 from overhead, but what of the south pole? Every picture, either from space, satellite, or whatnot has the very southern area either blotted out, or altered, why is this?
    There are maps from the 18th century (Buache Map) depicting Antarctica as being free from snow, mapped very accurately as a land mass. People have claimed this was a result of the existence of an ancient civilization that had mapped Antarctica when it was free from ice. Who was this ancient civilization and why doesn't anyone talk about it?
    Watch the video Secrets Hidden in Antarctica to get a more accurate story:

  • crimony
    crimony Month ago

    How can this video be considered credible when it does not talk about the secret Nazi UFO bases there?

  • Henning Gu
    Henning Gu Month ago

    I think sometime in the near future various internet companies will try to get permission to build server farms in Antarctica.
    Good for the scientists there I guess. 😅

  • Aditya
    Aditya Month ago

    never seen the same video 4 times.this is the 4th time and i still love all your videos and see them repeatedly

  • Gauthier Plantevin
    Gauthier Plantevin Month ago

    This is so fascinating.

  • Chandler Koziol
    Chandler Koziol Month ago

    Living and studying in Antarctica is a dream of mine.

  • Jan P.
    Jan P. Month ago

    new thumbnail?

  • itwasagoodyear
    itwasagoodyear Month ago

    That 40 day drive sounds like a good time

  • hardkur
    hardkur Month ago

    check mate flat earthers

  • s lavoie
    s lavoie Month ago

    This lad probably ignore people on Earth understand "Celcius" temperature.

  • your bruv Joey
    your bruv Joey Month ago

    In 2015 the King of Norway was the first head of state to visit Antarctica, and the Norwegian prime minister visited as well. Plus the map showing the Norwegian claims are wrong. Norway annexed the remaining parts of Antarctica that where unclaimed next to Queen Maud's land.

    RATUL SEAL Month ago

    good to see the nature but it is difficult to survive with nature

  • King Cakes
    King Cakes Month ago

    I heard one of my friends friends went to Antartica and they took about 10,000 pictures the first day. I mean I would.

  • karl22
    karl22 2 months ago

    I bet the tractor driver isn't an astronomer( could be mistaken)
    How can i become a tractor driver or labor hand

  • n3bula
    n3bula 2 months ago

    Does anyone know the link to the picture at 10:33?

  • jayesh ahari
    jayesh ahari 2 months ago

    Title is misleading it doesn't say anything about logistics list which are required to survice in antarica

  • Joe Patton
    Joe Patton 2 months ago

    7 months and no link with the outside world... what about the internet???

  • diskuse diskuse
    diskuse diskuse 2 months ago

    Really interesting - thanks for the upload

  • Chris Lareau
    Chris Lareau 2 months ago

    No, Astronauts are better than antarcticans.

  • Indoor and Outdoor Endurance

    This was interesting! I wish I could go to Antarctica, although of course I would want to come back and probably live most of my life in the habitable parts of the world. I wonder what people at the South Pole station do with their sewage. Maybe they could dry it out outside with heated dryers and ship it out of the area. Otherwise, they would have to dump it somewhere around the pole, and it would eventually accumulate. That wouldn't be very nice, would it? I saw another video not too long ago that indicated internet service is available there via satellite. I also saw that petroleum-product fuel is shipped in to use for energy. I guess solar power is not well developed there, and of course it wouldn't be available without sunlight in the winter.

  • venom2k2
    venom2k2 2 months ago

    It would give me anxiety to know that you can't just get up and leave

  • Jungle Drums
    Jungle Drums 2 months ago

    The difference between space explorers and Antarctic explorers can be summed up like this; How many famous astronauts can you name, and how many famous Antarctic scientists can you name? Most of the same hardships but not the same recognition...

  • Buy Bitcoin
    Buy Bitcoin 2 months ago +2

    The most mind-blowing fact to me is that the drive from those 2 stations takes 40 days one way. What a hike!

    • Bloqk-16
      Bloqk-16 Month ago +1

      Imagine having a vehicle breakdown out there. Or, if a crew member develops a tooth abscess and needs dental attention.

  • Nenaby Darkmist
    Nenaby Darkmist 2 months ago +1

    Right, I've seen all the videos on about astronomy, am I a scientist now? Can I go work in Antarctica? ;D 11m10s

  • TheMiningTeam
    TheMiningTeam 2 months ago

    Am I the only one who's suggested video is a tour of South Pole Station?

  • Felix O.
    Felix O. 2 months ago

    Id really want to stay in Antarctica over the winter just for the sense of being so alone and cut off. One of my life dreams

  • Mateo Ortega
    Mateo Ortega 2 months ago

    This channel should have more followers