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“Awesome Size…Magnitude of the Place…the Incredible Beauty…”: Visitors’ On-Site Experiences in the Ross Sea Region of Antarctica –


This chapter shares information from the author’s doctoral work (Maher 2007b), examining the notion of the on-site experience for visitors in the Ross Sea region (RSR) as one portion of a wider study of the overall spectrum of experience. The RSR is a region of the Antarctic that sees fewer visitors than the Peninsula (see IAATO 2008; Maher 2007 b, c), serving as an excellent contained population of visitors to study, with far fewer access points and operations.