How Living at the South Pole Works

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Writing by Sam Denby
Research by Sam Denby and Tristan Purdy
Editing by Alexander Williard
Animation by Josh Sherrington
Sound by Graham Haerther
Thumbnail by Simon Buckmaster
Select footage courtesy the AP Archive
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  • Whenever I talk about Antarctica, I always think about Roald Admundsen and Robert Scotte - pioneers discovering the southernmost point of the earth.

    Geo15factsGeo15facts2 tuntia sitten
  • Mars will be 100 times worse.

    QuantumBracedQuantumBraced2 tuntia sitten
  • exposed and forced to live with EVERYONE

    sam smithsam smith3 tuntia sitten
  • The prevailing wind at the south pole is northerly.

    bilishu alissbilishu aliss5 tuntia sitten
  • how living at the South Pole works for USA

    Ismail HossainIsmail Hossain7 tuntia sitten
  • Does anyone know the place at 0:36?

    b9yb9y9 tuntia sitten
  • I'm so glad you did this! I've been wanting a South Pole video for ages after I fell in love with the idea of visiting. Now all I need is a degree in conservation, and hope.

    b9yb9y9 tuntia sitten
  • They searching for "The Thing"

    ChronoireChronoire12 tuntia sitten
    • Crazy how during this whole pandemic the people in antarctica have been chilling in darkness

      bilishu alissbilishu aliss5 tuntia sitten
  • "I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I'd rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS F***ING COUCH!"

    ShadeemShadeem12 tuntia sitten
  • No water cooling necessary to run an extremely powerful PC.

    A RailfanA Railfan17 tuntia sitten
  • 这就是油管版的回形针吧,质量好高啊

    peng zhangpeng zhang20 tuntia sitten
  • 13:18 “overstate” not “understate”

    Sam PatelSam Patel21 tunti sitten
  • I have on my bucket list a trip to the south pole. I understand a tour exists for about $100K.

    Bill BeyatteBill Beyatte22 tuntia sitten
  • @gmail is fine. its totally acceptable.

    Gavin EdwardGavin Edward22 tuntia sitten
  • Guys I need clarity, is the narrator here the same person as Half as interesting or am I just confused.

    alida flusalida flusPäivä sitten
  • Did you just say "twenty hundred metres"? Not two thousand!

    Dave WattDave WattPäivä sitten
  • do they get a supply of P o r n

    TheUltimateOgrelord 27TheUltimateOgrelord 27Päivä sitten
  • How living at the south pole works.

    trash can cantrash can canPäivä sitten
  • I can't believe the USA has ever done anything good

    chaosXpertchaosXpertPäivä sitten
    • -12 c unbearable... laughs in Canadian.

      alida flusalida flusPäivä sitten
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    crubcrubPäivä sitten
  • I want to know how they lift the building

    K. T.K.K. T.K.Päivä sitten
  • Crazy how during this whole pandemic the people in antarctica have been chilling in darkness

    huc680ram ;qih'quchuc680ram ;qih'qucPäivä sitten
  • Now, the ice is just full of poop.

    Tiago FeitosaTiago FeitosaPäivä sitten
  • This guy is so much better than that Half as interesting guy.

    Yngvi BirgissonYngvi BirgissonPäivä sitten
  • Wendover is the only channel which compelled me to subscribe, before that I never subscribed any channel despite using FIworld for more than decade .

    Waseem AbbasWaseem AbbasPäivä sitten
  • Technically, Antarctica is the smartest continent

    Preme PlugPreme PlugPäivä sitten
  • Let's be fantastical. This is probably an SCP station.

    David GonzagaDavid GonzagaPäivä sitten
  • Spoiler: it's cold. Also, pray that Kurt Russel isn't there.

    Preme PlugPreme PlugPäivä sitten
  • Antarctica rule no 1: no taking in of Norwegian stray dogs

    Reliably Top PlayerReliably Top PlayerPäivä sitten
  • they do so because they're well paid. not because of science (alone). The worth of this endeavor is decided at another level, not the level of the scientist.

    Mohamed BMohamed BPäivä sitten
  • More like humans werent made for the south pole

    Kyle LiKyle LiPäivä sitten
  • When think of scientists, we stereotypically think of people who lack people skills and physical prowess for their pursuit of science. But these are one of the toughest people on earth who's not only fit on the body but also their minds. Salute to their sacrifice for the mankind.

    Ghastly GibbusGhastly GibbusPäivä sitten
  • -12 c unbearable... laughs in Canadian.

    NatalieNataliePäivä sitten
  • How can it be cold when it's located in the south?

    B M LlanetaB M LlanetaPäivä sitten
  • At least there is a "lifeboat" habitat in case of emergencies, like say some of the scientists were to plant thermite charges and find a 100000-year-old crashed alien spacecraft containing a horrific DNA copying creature...great foresight.:)

    frogstamperfrogstamperPäivä sitten
  • Lc 130s do emergency airlift down there

    Arthur MorganArthur Morgan2 päivää sitten
  • Hydrothermal liquifaction could be used to make the south pole waste free self powering community.

    Controversial ChrisControversial Chris2 päivää sitten
  • This guy sounds the same as the guy from half as interesting

    OofetOofet2 päivää sitten
  • The irony of Ouch Health at 6:17

    Jake CalvinJake Calvin2 päivää sitten
  • What a crap with this Covid talk... its like any flu before.

    Martin KaufmannMartin Kaufmann2 päivää sitten
  • Back when I was a kid, i was like I'ma be a scientist going to north pole and space. Fast forward, graduate collage had a job in Montana. Dat winter tho. Nope, no more scientist for me

    Tuzz NationTuzz Nation2 päivää sitten
  • This very weird. Why did you didn't mention all the other antarctic bases ? My country (chile) has like some stations that could be easily be used (and had been used) to support other nations over there. And I know for a fact that both the Chilean Army and Navy has planes and Icebreaker ships that could be used to provide support. In fact the hospital and the airport shown in the video are located in Chile, the country closest in the world to the south pole. So why did you skip so many facts ?

    Lord ZeroLord Zero2 päivää sitten
  • So you're telling me there is a place on Earth where it's totally normal to spend several months on end indoors in a relatively small building, in perpetual darkness for most of the year, with nothing but the cold howling wind outside, ice and snow as far as the eye can see, and you do this with a somewhat small group of people but other than that the rest of the world leaves you alone? And this is somehow a sacrifice? Sounds like an introvert's dream vacation!

    Valarius J.Valarius J.2 päivää sitten
  • stop referring to science as THE science, it's not THE science, it's just SCIENCE. science is never a definitive thing, but an ever evolving discipline

    Nicklas HNicklas H2 päivää sitten
  • Please do more aviation videos!

    Yonatan brutmanYonatan brutman2 päivää sitten
  • Say "Therefore" one more time.

    Ben DBen D2 päivää sitten
  • Who would have thought a logistics themed channel would have millions of subscribers

    soiung toiuesoiung toiue2 päivää sitten
  • Hi sam it's my B-day tmrw. I've been watching you for 4 years now and I'm turning 13. I hope u have a nice year❤

    Charlie VerleysenCharlie Verleysen2 päivää sitten
  • First you have to climb the huge ice wall that flat earthers claim is there and then get past the world military powers that are guarding it. Ba ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    Joel DriverJoel Driver2 päivää sitten
  • This is a best job for a Introvert ever!!!!!!!

    Shamseer SardarShamseer Sardar2 päivää sitten
  • yeah but i bet the pay is mad good.

    The SageThe Sage2 päivää sitten
  • They have better internet at the south pole than I have at my house

    DziadekDziadek2 päivää sitten
  • Haha its the half as interesting guy

    NavilNDGNavilNDG2 päivää sitten
  • If we can have a permanent presence there, we can have a permanent presence on the moon.

    lacintaglacintag2 päivää sitten
  • Why waste so much...on finding Alien life on distant galaxy...if you could spend it for other finding cure for cancer or other illnesses

    perdi azizperdi aziz2 päivää sitten
  • Covid should not affect Antarctica. Preventing it from being introduced there is very easy.

    job placejob place2 päivää sitten
  • 7:00 Starlink will solve this problem.

    kape some1kape some12 päivää sitten
  • These people are so lucky. I am so jealous. I don’t know how someone could refer to it as a sacrifice. To live for nine months away from civilization. To not have to deal with the arrogant, mean, nasty, annoying, narcissistic, evil animals that are referred to as humans. I need to find a way to get there!

    Ryan 7Ryan 72 päivää sitten
  • Anyone think that HAI and wendover sound the same?

    The RaiderThe Raider2 päivää sitten
    • Yes I knw there the same person.

      The RaiderThe Raider2 päivää sitten
    • Its weird

      The RaiderThe Raider2 päivää sitten
  • Amazing material!

    andrecoxaandrecoxa2 päivää sitten
  • Maines weather goes to -10f every winter. Theres alot of people who live in Maine.

    Kristopher WalshKristopher Walsh2 päivää sitten
  • I can't even watch this video with the amounts of "however" "therefore" "additionally" like please you're not a grade 9 student

    Ahmed TahirAhmed Tahir2 päivää sitten
  • bruh who wrote this script-please speak more naturally

    Ahmed TahirAhmed Tahir2 päivää sitten
  • bendover productions

    hmm2hmm22 päivää sitten
  • Warmest it has ever been in Antarctica is 18 degrees Celsius which is 64 degrees Fahrenheit

    PeterPeter2 päivää sitten
  • Those staying over the winter are all badasses.

    skalturaskaltura2 päivää sitten
  • Just saw this was posted but I'm freaking out about desert monoliths.

    hawtpotato90210hawtpotato902103 päivää sitten
  • Yikes! I wonder if they're getting soon? How bad is the weather that they can't fly there in the winter? They fly all over Alaska, the South Pole uses specialized military aircraft. A video about the C-130s and other aircraft would be cool too!

    Alexander WoodAlexander Wood3 päivää sitten
  • Why not have a network of mini wind turbines and illuminate the need for such a large supply of fuel? And why only one big building when a fire could happen?

    Matthew BaynhamMatthew Baynham3 päivää sitten
  • We own land

    RussiaRussia3 päivää sitten
  • I bet they play d&d on their off hours

    TheMaskedArcanumTheMaskedArcanum3 päivää sitten
  • "this year the challenges and risks are even bigger" Everyone who has lived through 2020: oh there we go again

    eioshen boboieioshen boboi3 päivää sitten
  • I wintered over at the original South Pole station 1971-72. Very primitive conditions compared to the luxury the current crew now has. Nevertheless, the weather and remoteness make it a very inhospitable place.

    Keith RitalaKeith Ritala3 päivää sitten
  • There are 2 impostors among us.

    CleverClever3 päivää sitten
  • Great video, my sister will be part of the 2020-2021 overwinter crew at Amundsen-Scott. You did a good job covering the COVID challenges. She had to spend many weeks at each stage of her trip in quarantine to get from facility to facility.

    Ian BaltutisIan Baltutis3 päivää sitten
    • Truly beautiful music in this video by the way!

      eioshen boboieioshen boboi3 päivää sitten
  • There's high altitude balloons with WiFi China has them tethered to boats

    John DoeJohn Doe3 päivää sitten
  • In my WORld the scientific method matters. Make that t shirt you'll make millions

    John DoeJohn Doe3 päivää sitten
  • Oh and science too

    John DoeJohn Doe3 päivää sitten
  • You need to do a video on critical thinking.

    John DoeJohn Doe3 päivää sitten
  • Let me guess the 300 dislikes are Flat Earthers.......

    M a t t MillsM a t t Mills3 päivää sitten
  • Doesn't covid need moisture to travel?

    John DoeJohn Doe3 päivää sitten
  • Blimps deliver WiFi and 4 & 5g

    John DoeJohn Doe3 päivää sitten
  • I’m gonna rewatch this a lot cause those images and videos from the south pole are insane

    Bijan IzadiBijan Izadi3 päivää sitten
  • Therefore...

    XuryFromCanadaXuryFromCanada3 päivää sitten
  • Time zone? Amundsen-Scott station located on the South Pole observes New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) during standard time and New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT) during the DST.

    Kari AholaKari Ahola3 päivää sitten
  • can i go there on vacation?

    KingofDestructionKingofDestruction3 päivää sitten
  • Antarctica is the only continent without a single reported case of COVID-19, so if you believe all the fear mongering, it might seem like an ideal location

    Disent DesignDisent Design3 päivää sitten
  • "Spending the vast majority of the year indoors in a single building with a small number of people." Sounds like a lot of people this year.

    Q0ET9UQ0ET9U3 päivää sitten
  • 04:30 bruh they literally put up a pole in the south pole

    LkSLkS3 päivää sitten
  • Truly beautiful music in this video by the way!

    NoukzNoukz3 päivää sitten
  • YAY my country is on the video!!

    SandyxBibiSandyxBibi3 päivää sitten
  • Did anyone find Macready and Childs?

    Todd H.Todd H.3 päivää sitten
  • when the narrator never went to canada or russia loll

    Little BastardLittle Bastard3 päivää sitten
  • Pls make india geography problems

    Gud BoiGud Boi3 päivää sitten
  • You guys need 5g

    dominick lucidodominick lucido3 päivää sitten

    uddin islahuddin islah4 päivää sitten
  • "Darfur..."

    Joolz GodfreeJoolz Godfree4 päivää sitten
  • Just stay clear of the tap dancing penguins.

    Noah ShackelfordNoah Shackelford4 päivää sitten
  • 0:35 - haha that’s where I live right there!

    Scott WarwickScott Warwick4 päivää sitten
  • "Severe degree of isolation, six-months of continuous darkness and small work community". Introverts paradise. Where do I sign?

    Jay RosJay Ros4 päivää sitten