Antarctic, Marambio (Arg)

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Wim de Vries on February 11, 2007

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

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on November 4, 2008

Very interesting this information Wim! Thanks to share it with us!

Best Regards, Mimi

mimipet’s greeting

Olga I. Yakovenko on March 5, 2009

Thank you for this shot and very interesting information, olga

c0l0gne1 on March 20, 2009

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.

LG Gudrun

elamus on October 10, 2010

Looks...cold. alesum

roeli bindels on January 25, 2011

mooie gevarieerde gallerie!!!! gr. roeli

rokaPic40666 on April 19, 2012

Eine sehr interessante Information, Danke WIM, übrigens auf Espernca Base oder Hope Bay waren wir auch ...

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