Antarctica encompasses 5.5 million square miles [the entire North American continent is 3 million]. In all of that, there is only 10 square miles that is safe for travel; or so the administration seems to think.
A well defined trail system is the only recreational hiking allowed on station. Many of the trails require checking out with the fire department, obtaining a radio and going with a buddy.
Fortunately one of the safe areas is the Ob Hill hike. I can go up whenever the weather is Condition 3 and don't have to check out or go with a partner.
It has sweeping views of ... town.
|Yours truly, enjoying the [relative] solitude|