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Byrd C-130 offloading
C-130 on Skis at Byrd
Byrd C-130 offloading 2
C-130 and sled backing to ramp
C-130 loading from inside cabin
  Byrd entry tunnel on surface .jpg - The wind blows almost constantly at Byrd Station, drifting snow over and into this entrance tunnel. A D-8 Caterpillar tractor stays in use almost constantly to keep the Station open. As drifted snow is plowed out, it slowly raises a small mountain around the entrance, which increasingly causes more drifting. This limits the life of the station. Every year the tunnels below are buried deeper. The weight of ice and snow overhead will eventually crush the Station below.  
Byrd entry-exit tunnel
Byrd escape hatch ladder to surface
Byrd escape hatch on surface
Byrd Station Plot Map
Byrd Station Plot Map  Numbers

The wind blows almost constantly at Byrd Station, drifting snow over and into this entrance tunnel. A D-8 Caterpillar tractor stays in use almost constantly to keep the Station open. As drifted snow is plowed out, it slowly raises a small mountain around the entrance, which increasingly causes more drifting. This limits the life of the station. Every year the tunnels below are buried deeper. The weight of ice and snow overhead will eventually crush the Station below. Download
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OPERATON DEEPFREEZE, ANTARCTICA 1966-67