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Spoolhenge, Antarctica

Jeffrey Donenfeld Art, Culture, Travel and Adventure, Trips 1 Comment

About a half mile grid north of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, there’s a strange, frozen monument: Spoolhenge. Originally these giant spools housed the cables and pipelines that now wind their way through, around, and under the south pole station. When the supplies were offloaded from the spools, these empty monsters were stacked up on the ice to create the Spoolhenge monument.

Cable spools, standing frozen on the polar icecap.

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On my way out to the reels…it’s about a 10 minute jog out. Starting from DZ, past the Cryogenics Laboratory, past a few berms, and then out to the frozen giants.

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Interestingly, it looks like Annie Noble did a whole art expo on Spoolhenge.

Jeffrey DonenfeldSpoolhenge, Antarctica