Ultracoolrunner - SCOTT BASE - Antarctica

12 Months On Ice

Working in a Remote New Zealand Government Facility 

Scott Base Antarctica – Best Adventure Ever! 

Discover the Wonders of Scott Base, Antarctica

Join me on an unforgettable journey to the heart of the world’s last great wilderness

Welcome to Ultracoolrunner, your ultimate guide to life at Scott Base, Antarctica. Dive into the exhilarating experiences of my year at this remote outpost, where each day brought new challenges and awe-inspiring moments. Whether you’re an adventurer, a student, or simply curious about life on the icy frontier, you’ll find a wealth of information, stories, and resources here to inspire and inform.  


  • Explore Antarctica: “Discover the beauty and challenges of daily life at Scott Base.” [Learn More]
  • Visitor Information: “Planning a visit? Get tips and advice to make your journey unforgettable.” [Plan Your Visit]
  • Educational Resources: “Resources and activities for schools and curious minds.” [Explore Education]
  • Popular Articles: “Check out our most-read stories and guides.” (Thumbnails and links)
  • Newsletter Signup: “Stay updated with the latest stories and tips from Antarctica.” (Email signup form)

Have you ever dreamed of experiencing the jaw-dropping beauty of Antarctica and getting paid for it? Or perhaps you’re yearning for the adventure of a lifetime in the most extreme environment on Earth?

Your dream is closer than you think! I had the incredible privilege of living and working at Scott Base for a year. While it was some time ago, the essence of the experience remains unchanged. I’m here to guide you through what to expect if this is an adventure you seek. Whether you want advice on landing your dream job on the ice or tips for planning an epic expedition, think of me as your go-to resource.

During my time at Scott Base, I created a website to share my experiences. Now, I’m thrilled to be building a new and improved version. Some images have been upscaled, and others have never been shown before. I’ve also digitized some old videos. Though they might not match today’s high standards, they feature stunning images and footage that will transport you to the heart of this incredible continent and offer a glimpse into your potential future adventure.

But wait, there’s more! I’m excited to announce the launch of my newsletter “soon”, which will keep you updated with the latest news and happenings from the icy frontier.

Since it’s been a while since I was last on the ice, I’d love to feature your contributions. If you have any cool pictures or interesting information about Antarctica, please send them my way. I can link to your site or share them on this website with credit to you.

Whether you’re interested in the wildlife, science, adventure, or sheer beauty of Antarctica, there’s something here to fuel your passion. Drop me a line, and let’s start your Antarctic adventure together!

Oh, and one more thing – this website is a work in progress, so bear with me as I continue to make improvements.

IMAX Crevasse
IMAX Crevasse
McMurdo Hitching Rail - Stormy Night
McMurdo Hitching Rail - Stormy Night
Descent Into IMAX Crevasse
Descent Into IMAX Crevasse
Aurora - South Pole Station
Ross Island Area - Scott Base and McMurdo 3km Apart
Ross Island Area - Scott Base and McMurdo 3km Apart

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