Friday, February 29, 2008

The Women of 2008

Among our crew of 60 people this winter, 12 of us are women. Our feminine constituents include a carpenter, a cook, a meteorologist, materials specialists, a work order planner, a green house technician, a scientist, a physician assistant and our leader, the Winter Site Manager.
From left: Katie, Deb, Calee, me, Jane, Robin, Mandi, Amy, Leah, Terry, Katie. Sue had to launch a weather balloon.

Continuing the tradition from last year, we had our first Ladies Night last weekend. It was a gathering out at ARO (Atmospheric Research Observatory), the building in the Clean Air Sector where the NOAA personnel carry out climate research. With the location of the building and instruments upwind of the rest of the station, they're able to sample the cleanest air on earth. It's about a quarter of a kilometer from the main station so it always feels like a getaway going out to ARO. We were going to watch chick flicks all night and have a sleepover but we ended up all heading back to the station at the end of the night to get a good night's rest in our own beds.

In this photo taken by Leah, you can see the entire front of the station as we were walking back.
It was a fun evening of chatting, gossiping and laughing and hopefully the first of many Ladies Nights to come this winter.

3 Comments:

At 9:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a fellow Emory PA alum and would like to get in contact with you to talk about Antarctica life as a PA. Pls email me so we can chat.

wildmedpa at yahoo dot com

 
At 4:10 AM, Blogger AaroN said...

Hello ladies.

I don't suppose that phone on top of the speaker gets answered much. ;)

 
At 6:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Heidi,

A Great Bunch-
of Women who will remember that foto and their contributions to
"the learning factor" of their stay at the World Famous South Pole Station - the rest of their lives.
Hey, the world is watching you..!
Thank you one and all.
You Locky Bunch - of Women...

Charles

 

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