Antarctica Dispatch

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



Unlike other stations like Palmer or McMurdo, there isn’t much opportunity to get away from the South Pole station known as ‘boondoggles’. However, once a year the meteorologists must take measurements of snow stakes placed every ½ km for 20 km which measure snow drift. There’s about six trips total, and six people can come along for the ride. We used one of the tracked vehicles, this one being a Pisten Bully, which we rotated through driving.


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