Antarctica Dispatch

Journal of my Antarctic experience working to support the United States Antarctic Program.

Race Around the World


It's a tradition every year at the 'Pole' to host this event where people run, ski, walk, etc a course around the pole marker. How could I come down to the bottom of the world and not do this. You might think this is crazy in this frigid environment, but it was still quite warm (for the South Pole). The hard part was trying to run through parts which were soft, thus slowing down one’s pace. There was even one person on stilts! Others participated by zipping around on snowmobiles or other vehicles. There was one black mark on the event when one person got injured from one of the vehicles.

Later we trudged over to where the Traverse Team was parked to check out the equipment.


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