Ice Runway | Antarctica ~The only people venturing off to Antarctica are scientists and researchers. But they have to have a way to get there, and a way to have supplies delivered. The runway in Antarctica is made purely of ice, no tarmac in sight. Not only is the runway ice, the weather conditions are extreme, and pose a constant threat to those flying in and out. But even more challenging than that is ensuring the plane doesn’t crack the ice when it lands, or become stuck in soft snow.
AMUNDSEN-SCOTT RESEARCH BASE, SOUTH POLE An airstrip operates several flights per day between October and February to this United States scientific research station. During winters, the station is almost completely isolated and is inhabited by a group of around 50 people. The area is also known as the southern "pole of inaccessibility", the point of Antarctica farthest from any coastline.