Inspired by Bizzarro's comment, this is well worth mentioning. Herzog's documentary Encounters at the End of the World is a great accompaniment to Big Dead Place. Taking place in Antarctica. While not exclusively about it, there is a big chunk of run time devoted to McMurdo Station so you can see a lot of what's described in the book.
Great film, stunningly gorgeous, breath-taking, alienesque footage of under-ice, ice caves, Erebus, etc. The interviewees don't seem as eccentric or persnickety as the characters in the book but entertaining in their own way. There is some insight into what brings these outliers together here too, the appeal of such a desolate place. Soundtrack and narration (Herzog) just adds to the otherworldly beauty.
"And there's many things about this place that are very unusual, and one of the things that I find very fascinating is how quiet it gets. It's the quietest place. When the wind is down, when there's no wind, it wakes you up in the middle of the night because there's no wind, and there's no sound at all, and if you walk out on the ice, you can hear your own heartbeat, that's how still it is."
Also features one of my all-time favorite scenes, a little fella I can relate to, the "deranged" quixotic penguin:
I know a little something about people thinking I'm disoriented and in places I shouldn't be.
If only ALL humans honored the rules: Do not disturb or hold up the penguin. Stand still and let him go on his way.
And at exactly 1:50, I remembered what it was like to look back at my original colony one last time. Then turn and head straight towards the mountains.