Exploring the “Crazy” Side of Antarctica: King George Island

Arriving to King George Island

Arriving to King George Island

China in Antarctica! Arriving to King George Island was such an odd experience. For days and days, all we’ve seen when we peered out the ship’s deck was glaciers and icebergs. Vast nothingness. But this morning, looking out, there were buildings and cars! Barely a penguin in sight. Quickly boarded the zodiac and got dropped off. Navigated through a bunch of trash at the shoreline, but once Team China has assembled, we were ushered into a truck operated by Chilean company DAP. Extremely odd experience. Riding in a truck in Antarctica, it almost felt unnatural, but now, here we are! As soon as we saw signs in Chinese, we knew we had arrived.

Team China on IAE 2013

Team China on IAE 2013

Zodiacs to King George Island

Zodiacs to King George Island

Riding in a truck in Antarctica

Riding in a truck in Antarctica

The Great Wall Station

The Great Wall Station

Inside The Great Wall Station

Inside The Great Wall Station

Team China with members of the 29th Chinese National Antarctic Research Expedition

Team China with members of the 29th Chinese National Antarctic Research Expedition

The old China research station

The old China research station

KGI-9

My favorite chinstrap penguins - so cute!

My favorite chinstrap penguins – so cute!

KGI-11


This post was based on an original journal entry made during the International Antarctic Expedition 2013, written on March 10, 2013 at 9:45am in The Great Wall Station, King George Island.

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