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“Big Brother” In Antarctica

Quick one today – Published last year in the New York Times, a great piece by Alexander Kumar on wintering over at Concordia Station, Antarctica.

Altogether, 13 people are locked inside our station — an eclectic collection of skills, experience, personalities and stories from different backgrounds and countries. It is Antarctica’s version of the “Big Brother” reality TV shows.

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Our challenge is to get to the end of the year with all men, and our surprise single female member, still standing — everyone alive and well. Shackleton had done it… how hard can it be?

Read the full article at NYT.

Luckily, I had a chance to meet a bunch of the scientists working with the British Antarctic Survey during their recent stopover here at the south pole.

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