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Leningradskaya Station

Leningradskaya station is built on a rocky outcrop called Leningradsky nunatak, a nunatak being a rock that protrudes above the surrounding ice like an island in an ocean.

Somewhat unsurprisingly, from it's location here, the station is subject to persistent and frequent storms that it takes the full brunt of with nothing to shelter it.

Despite being in such a vast open region, there is only about 200-250m x 50m width of space on top of the nunatak for living space, personnel, all supplies and building materials had to be delivered by helicopter. The top of the nunatak is 304m above sea level and 100-230m above the surrounding glaciers.

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Picture courtesy of Mike Usher - Mike went on a Ross Sea expedition on board the Kapitan Khlebnikov in 2005.
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