Monthly Archives: January 2014

Aerial Photos

If you have a fancy camera at South Pole Station, you might get asked to shoot the annual aerial photos. As luck had it, that was one of my random jobs last week! Our schedule for the photo flight was … Continue reading

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Dog Week

I don’t generally consider myself to be a “dog person”, except to contrast with such descriptions as “chicken person” or “platypus person”, but I like the idea someone had: to declare it Dog Week in the galley hallway and have … Continue reading

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More on Rodwells

Several posts back, I mentioned our rodwells. Here’s a cross-section of rodwell #2, which is now being used for our waste water, with the shape of the new water well, rodwell #3 drawn on top in the fatter red and … Continue reading

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Gear repair

This morning, I had the occasion to do a bit of work on my fancy down jacket. Circumstances surrounding this occasion are a bit frustrating; we’ll not go further. This technique has worked well for me in previous repairs, so … Continue reading

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Geographic South Pole marker

Our new marker is a sundial!  Dana Hrubes won the design competition, which is held over the winter, and Steele Diggles did the machining.

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That Race Around the World photo

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New Years

New Years at Pole, for me at least, felt more like a turning point than a fresh beginning. I’ve been down here for a little over two months; most of that time has been filled with various summer projects. The … Continue reading

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