By Jean-Louis Tison

Well, it all depends on where, when and who you are!…

The first time I went in Antarctica, in 1987, it was with the British Antarctic Survey. We landed at Rothera Base, in the Antarctic Peninsula (the “tip” facing South America). There, the Base had recently been rebuilt, and the lifestyle was indeed already very comfortable: nothing to do with the first Antarctic explorers!

The Base was equipped with a full kitchen, cooking fresh bread every day .

The kitchen at Rothera Station in 1987 (Antarctic Peninsula, British Antarctic Survey)

The kitchen at Rothera Station in 1987 (Antarctic Peninsula, British Antarctic Survey)

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