This is a long overdue Part Two of the Halley VI Interior series of articles. It took me a while to get some new pictures, but finally they’re here. As I mentioned before, my aim is to present you good quality pictures of the interior of Halley VI Station, and these really do take time… Enough excuses, however – see the new pictures after the break!
One of my favourite rooms in the whole station is the TV Room, located upstairs in the A Module (also called “The Big Red”).
Although it’s main use, as the name suggests, is to watch movies, it also features a nice large book shelves rack filled with tons of books, of which almost half are related to Antarctica and include early and modern expeditions journals, biographies, etc. There’s a number of really comfy chairs, a PC with a projector, a large drop-down screen and a surround sound system for cinema-like experience and a conference table.
And the most prominent feature of the room is one of the two massive sky-view windows!
The Torture Chamber a.k.a. the Gym
Another room located upstairs in the A Module is the Gym. It is small but well equipped (at least to a novice like me), with a couple of rowing machines, lots of weights, a stationary bike, a treadmill and lots of other stuff. The Gym can be quite popular with Winterers, especially now that the Race Antarctica is on.
Leading upstairs is a very nice looking stair case. It’s a bit awkward to use sometimes, especially when we have to carry something large like a table up or downstairs, but in my opinion it really looks good.
Finally, towards the Northern end of the station, at the very tip of the B2 Module is a Quiet Room which also is one of my favourite places here. The idea is that one can go to the Quiet Room to chill and read a book away from the main station areas and the noise. We also use it sometimes as a Phone Booth to call our loved ones as it’s a nice room to be in, has a great view, is away from everyone and most importantly – has a phone!