Monday, December 31, 2012
Dale P., Fairbanks, AK, Dale designed and maintains the hot water drill that the scientists use to drill through the Pine Island Glacier.
I have returned to McMurdo Station, Antarctica for a fifth season in the carpenter shop, or carp shop, as it is known here. My season started late August and goes till February. The weather is below zero, but will get up to a very comfortable 38 degrees in Dec. and Jan. There are over a thousand people working and living here supporting the United States National Science Foundation program. Lockheed-Martin is the new contractor this year for McMurdo.