Antarctica is the highest, driest, windiest, coldest continent in the world. Even in the summertime the temperatures can be as low as -20˚C. Blizzards can last for days. The land is covered with ice that can be up to 5km deep in places. No trees or shrubs live there. Only very small mosses and lichens can grow there because of the harsh conditions. However, there are lots of interesting things to see in Antarctica: glaciers, ice floes, icebergs and mountains.