Sunday, May 24, 2009

Blog Find

I stumbled across a really cool blog today called Freeze Dried Engineer, written by Nathan, who is working for 300 days in Antarctica along with 40 - 50 other people while "winterovering" at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station while it is "closed" during the "winter" (seasons are opposite of the Northern Hemisphere).  

His job relates to the construction of the research station and systems operations. It's an intimate look at how these types of stations run.  In the 90's the U.S. Government started updating the stations, so the facilities are modern (and have a euro-cool appeal). 

I've already learned a lot about the South Pole that I never knew before (it has one long day and one long night... currently, Nathan is in the dark).  Plus, he's got some really cool pictures and posts about the working world of such a remote research facility.

Check it out for a fascinating read. 

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