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.
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?
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.