Masses of snow: British Navy has to clear post office in Antarctica

With various buildings buried under several meters of snow, the British Navy had to come to the rescue of the staff at the world's most remote post office in Antarctica.

Masses of snow: British Navy has to clear post office in Antarctica

With various buildings buried under several meters of snow, the British Navy had to come to the rescue of the staff at the world's most remote post office in Antarctica. The British news agency PA reported on Sunday night.

Britain operates an outpost on Goudier Island off the Antarctic coast, which is a popular destination for Antarctic tourists. Around 80,000 postcards are sent from there every year. There is also a souvenir shop and a small museum. Staff also observe a colony of Gentoo penguins.

As recently as October, the operating organization selected four women to spend the arctic summer there. But already at the beginning of their stay they had to call for help. According to the report, the roof of the building, which houses the post office, souvenir shop and museum, was damaged by the load of a three to four meter high snow cover.

He was shocked by the mass of snow and how far the buildings had disappeared underneath, a naval officer on the supply ship HMS Protector said of the operation, according to the PA. At least the snow made sure that you couldn't smell the stench of the penguin droppings anymore.

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