60th Anniversary of the Halley Base - Michal Krzysztofowicz Photography

Michal Krzysztofowicz Photography

60th Anniversary of the Halley Base


It has been exactly 60 years since the day the Halley Bay base has been established by the Royal Society expedition. It was built as a traditional wooden hut, with a pitched roof. Over the course of 60 years, the station went through many incarnations, most of them completely buried under snow and ice now. Halley V was the first elevated structure over the surface of the snow and the annual raising of the station prevented it from being buried. The current design of Halley VI includes many lessons learned from the past. In the picture, all station personnell are just about to start celebrating the 60th year of Halley with a special meal.