Tag Archives: isolation

New Arrival

The last few weeks here at South Pole have been somewhat hectic. In the midst of the other goings-on, we met our first outsiders in 8 months on Wednesday.

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Sun’s Up

Although I announced over All Call yesterday morning that “The Sun’s Up”, it was not technically true. What we saw was the reflection of the Sun off clouds a long way away, but it was our first peek at the Sun … Continue reading

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Talking With Curiosity Team

We recently had a phone conference call with the Curiosity rover team at JPL, it was neat to connect with some folks outside of the usual Antarctic circles who have an idea of what it’s like to work in such … Continue reading

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Shopping

A side-effect of working down here – with income but no expense, physical isolation but also Internet connection – is that many of us here tend to “window shop”. Friends of mine have left this sort of gig with piles of new … Continue reading

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Midwinter Greetings

Midwinter, the June Solstice, is probably the most universally celebrated holiday in Antarctica. No matter what station you’re on, or what calendar you use, Midwinter marks the point where the sun is furthest away. For us at Pole, Midwinter is the … Continue reading

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GXP Bottom Bracket Tool

One of my back-burner projects recently has been to replace the grease in my bike with something that will work better in the Cold. More on that grease later. Getting at the bottom bracket bearings (the bearings that one’s feet … Continue reading

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Bullshit

Conversations around here tend to be a lot of fun and can wander far and wide, especially at lunch and dinner. We’ve got a very varied set of life experiences, plenty time to chat, and usually not much new material to … Continue reading

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