Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ice Flags


There are a number of flags around the Ice at McMurdo
and Scott Base that are used for specific messages and
meaning. Over the years, I've acquired most of them.

Yellow = The Infamous Pee Flag.


Blue = Used primarily to signify fuel lines


Orange = Used primarily to mark Condition 1 rope lines.


Green = Used for roads or trails.


Red = Used for roads or trails.


Black = Used to signify crevasses and other dangerous
areas to stay away from.


Pink = I only saw this flag once and it's not a faded Red flag,
but definitely Pink. Was in a pile of flags attached to poles
ready to discard. (Of course I grabbed one) If anyone has
info on this, please let me know.


Checkered = Used on some of the trucks used by Fuelies.
If I'm wrong about this, please let me know.


Kiwi Green = A Kiwi flag, used for roads and trails.


Kiwi Black = A Kiwi flag, used to designate dangerous areas.


Kiwi Red = A Kiwi flag, used for roads and trails.

There is one more Kiwi flag (blue-green) that I will try to
acquire this summer.

3 comments:

the delightful said...

Perhaps they put the pink one on the deltas for the pride parade.

Tom said...

Hmmm....Maybe

Jude said...

They look like colorful underwear.