That humans can build anything on the world's most extreme continent is a marvel, but these 11 designs—ranging from ramshackle huts to zero-carbon moonbases—show that adversity only brings out the best in us. And possibly the psychedelic drugs.

If you are now left with an insatiable craving for the extreme, the snowy, or the futuristic, check out 10 strange snow vehicles, some truly creative inflatable shelters, extreme ski jumps, classic sci-fi toys, and a peek at the equipment that's been used to conquer Everest. [Oobject]