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  1. Ella Derbyshire

    Ella Derbyshire (August 29, 2009, 05:14PM )

    We are all here to support the scientific research that is happening at the South Pole, and there are many ways to accomplish that task. A lot of the household chores have been shared among this winter's crew. It is not unusual to see a physician, a scientist or an engineer washing plates in the galley dish pit or wielding a shovel in the battle with the snow. House Mouse on Monday afternoons brings everyone out to sweep and mop floors, vacuum carpets and clean the latrines. We see a lot of people volunteering for tasks that are way outside their job descriptions. There are 43 people living at the South Pole this winter. The efforts that we make to keep the station clean and safe also help build community spirit. It is an interesting experience, and it can be a lot of fun.

  2. Freezedriedengineer

    Freezedriedengineer (August 25, 2009, 06:42PM )

    Due to all the drifting that occured over the winter, the snow is now higher then the big doors seen in this photo. The latch that holds them closed is under a lot of strain.