Thursday, January 10, 2008

News about us

News, that really shouldn't be news. No one cares back home when these things happen, but when we do these things in Antarctica, it is really exciting!!!!


Fight, an inappropriate Santa, and car chase:
As I understand it, the car chase was about 10 mph.

The Kiwi dodgeball team:
This last article is really ridiculous. Anyone reading from an American perspective will know why. First up, Dodgeball isn't a B movie, but dodgeball certainly isn't a national sport for us either. Either way, it was fun and got a lot of people fired up. In the final tournament, the Kiwis were knocked out in the semi-finals.

The annual rugby match is this coming weekend. There is a rumor that not only have the Kiwis not lost, but they have never been scored on. A couple people on the McMurdo rugby squad are promising that will change. Most of the players on the American squad are learning the game for the first time. I'm not sure about the Kiwi team, but I'd suspect they at least know the rules because it is on television there.


  1. "The South Pole station is one of the most expensive places to visit on the planet, with winter medevacs from the pole costing up to $2 million."


  2. As a loose rule, they don't fly planes to McMurdo or South Pole in the winter. It has mostly to do with the cold. I'm not even sure they can do a medevac at Pole during the heart of winter. They did an airdrop in July of 1999, but could't evacuate her out until October a few weeks before the base would normally open.