I am Currently doing a season down at Casey Station in Antarctica. Working with the Australian Antarctic Division for the summer. Over the bay, 1.5 miles North of here, is Wilkes. We use it as a field hut for trips away for the night, or weekend.
Wilkes station was established as a research base on the 29th of January 1957 by the USA. On the 7th of February 1959 it was transferred over to Australian control and used as their station until they occupied the new Casey station in 1969.
Here are some pics i have from one of these trips. The Hagglund, our transport over to Wilkes. Inside the Wilkes Hilton, the accommodation. Outside view of the Wilkes Hilton. Some of the many things left behind as the were. A weather dome, like most other buildings, left to be. Most of the buildings are covered and filled with snow and ice. Some Penguins, following us as we explore. A view of the abandoned buildings and towers.