Base Antártica Marambio is the main Argentine base in Antarctica, and it is located at the Seymour-Marambio Island, at 64°14′S 56°37′W, some 100 km (88 mi) from Esperanza Base.
This permanent base, founded on October 29, 1969, was named after Argentine Air Force pilot Gustavo Argentino Marambio, one of the first pilots flying over Antarctica.
Prior to its foundation a team led by Vice-Commodore Mario Luis Olezza built the 1200m (3800ft) long, 40m (120ft) wide landing track, the first one in the continent. Nowadays, the track, oriented 05/23, is equipped with VOR, DME and NDB electronic landing systems. It also has a radio beacon, electronic and flashing beacons. Supplies are taken to Marambio Base during the whole year, to be later distributed to other Argentine bases nearby (except for Belgrano II). There are over 100 intercontinental flights every year.
The base has 27 buildings in a total area of 4,278 m², of which 1,155 are used for accommodation. The 45 m² medical suite is attended by one doctor and three paramedics, and has three beds and X-ray facilities. 492,000 litres of Arctic gasoil are used every year for transportation, and the four power generators with a capacity of 1,000 kW. The base also has a sewage treatment plant.
These Pictures from the base are from 1973, where there were only 4 buildings
Very interesting this information Wim! Thanks to share it with us!
Best Regards, Mimi
Thank you for this shot and very interesting information, olga
Du warst sozusagen bei den Pionieren, Wim!
Wie lange war es dort im Winter eigentlich hell? Marambio liegt doch ein Stück über dem südlichen Polarkreis.
mooie gevarieerde gallerie!!!! gr. roeli
Eine sehr interessante Information, Danke WIM,
übrigens auf Espernca Base oder Hope Bay waren wir auch ...
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Photo taken in Unnamed Road, Marambio Base, Base Marambio, Antarctica
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