Welcome to all Old Antarctic Explorers
OAE's and Old Antarcticans

Old Antarctic Explorer - OAE. Someone who's been around in Antarctica for a while, several summers, or at least a Winter, the more the better. Wintering at the south polar station confers automatic OAE status. - American

Some purists maintain that it should only apply to those who have wintered on such an Antarctic base - no distinction is drawn here and all are welcome.

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McMurdo Station
South Pole
South Pole Station
Adelie penguin
Byrd Station

Antarctic pictures from OAE's

Ellsworth 1957 - William (Bill) Sumrall

McMurdo 1961 - Larry Johnson
McMurdo 1963 - Ken Osicki
McMurdo 1970-71 - Dudley Vaughan
McMurdo 1972-74 - Ralph Lewis
McMurdo 1976-77 - Roly Hermans
McMurdo 1980-81 - Charlie Johnson
McMurdo 2007-2009 - Alan Light

Siple 1985-87 - Jim Logan

South Pole 1960-61 - Philip K Swartz
South Pole 1974-75 - Bruce Fitch
South Pole 2007-2009 - Alan Light

Illustrated story
USCG Staten Island Operation Deep Freeze 1971-72 - Monty Compton