Are there ATM machines in Antarctica?
“Our ATMs at McMurdo Station are the southernmost ATMs in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records,” Wells Fargo said. “In fact, they’re the only ones on the entire continent of Antarctica — kind of cool to say that.”
Why are there 2 ATMs in Antarctica?
Actually, there are two machines, operated by Wells Fargo & Company. They are located in McMurdo Station, an American research center and Antarctica’s largest community, capable of supporting up to 1,258 residents. Since maintanence is performed only once every two years, one machine serves mainly as a backup.
Is there any bank in Antarctica?
Petersen Bank (65°45′S 109°55′E) is a submarine bank in the Mawson Sea extending north-northwest from the coast of Antarctica, just west of Balaena Islands.
Does Wells Fargo have an ATM in Antarctica?
Two machines are located in Antarctica and one is deployed near the Arctic Circle. The ATMs, which are deployed in Antarctica’s McMurdo Station, the hub of the U.S. Antarctic Scientific Research Program, have won Wells Fargo a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records, a fact Wells Fargo is proud to mention.
Which bank has an ATM in Antarctica?
There are two ATM machines in Antarctica. They are located at McMurdo Station and operated by Wells Fargo. Here’s an interview with a Wells Fargo VP about the unique challenges of operating those machines.
How many banks are there in Antarctica?
There are many bases across Antarctica; around 30 countries have around 82 bases. Some of these bases are open only in summer, and others are operated all year around.
Can you buy a piece of Antarctica?
Unless you’re in Antarctica. Antarctica is the only place on the planet where the land isn’t officially owned by anyone. A few countries have made land claims (for more about this, see the information box on the next page), but those claims aren’t officially recognized and don’t cover the entire continent.