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ITASE Arrives at South Pole

Luke at The South Pole

We finally rolled into South Pole Station at about 09:30 on Christmas Eve; just in time for Christmas dinner. The whole expedition went quite smoothly.  Luci and I have been here all week parked out back packing up the all the equipment to ship back to McMurdo. 

I just realized that the link to the Offical ITASE Logbook I posted in my last entry was incorrect. This link is the correct one if you are interested in the day by day activities of our traverse group. I regret not being able to keep my own log up but it has been an exceptionally bad season for Iridium Comms.  Even here at Pole there is ony a small window early in the morning.  I hope to get a few more pictures up when I get back to McMurdo next week.

Happy New Year to all.

2 responses to “ITASE Arrives at South Pole”

  1. Hi!

    I’m working for a filmcompany in The Netherlands and we are doing research on the forthcoming international documentary ‘Between Ears’. This will be a film by which the viewer is taken away in the discovery of the different and surprising aspects of how and why people use their mp3 players in different kind of places. You can find more info about our project on

    Our filmcompany is trying to get in contact with a person in Antarctica who is using a mp3 player. It’s likely that some people take their portable players out to remote field camps where they may work for weeks at a time. If people climb Mount Everest with their mp3 players it would seem that there is every reason to expect scientists in Antarctica would have similar interests. Hearing ones favorite song can be very soothing when there is a complete absence of all other forms of audio/video entertainment. It’s a way to feel more comfortable and less lonely for example. The mp3 player is becoming an ’emotional tool’ for a lot of people.

    I was wondering if maybe you have any suggestions how to come in contact with someone in Antarctica who is using a mp3 player like this. We are very interested in hearing their story about this subject.

    Hope to hear from you! Thanks!


  2. Gary says:

    Looks like a blast i dont think i would last 15 minutes though brrrrr !

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