Time-proven shelter in drifting snow
by Jan-Marcus Nasse, Institute of Environmental Physics - Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
Photo of a Scott pyramid tent in drifting snow of an Antartic storm close to the German Neumayer III station. This sturdy, double walled tent design, already used by the first explorers of the Antarctic continent, is still relied upon in deep field campaigns or as part of the survival kit one carries when leaving the safety perimeter around the station. Getting in can be a bit tricky - especially in a strom - but despte its simple geometry, it provides welcome shelter from the harsh elements of Antarctica.
Jan-Marcus Nasse (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)