Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Deception Island - Gutierrez Vargas Station

Deception Island - Pedro Aguirre Cerda Station at Pendulum Cove

In 1955, Chile inaugurated its station Pedro Aguirre Cerda at Pendulum Cove, to increase the Chilean presence in the sector claimed by that nation.
In 1969, a violent volcanic eruption demolished the Chilean stations Pedro Aguirre Cerda and Gutierrez Vargas. The volcano has mostly destroyed other attempts to maintain permanent facilities, and as of 2000, there were only two scientific stations still in use, both summer-only; Spain has the Gabriel de Castilla, and Argentina has its DecepciĆ³n Station.
source: Wikipedia