Friday, April 25, 2008

Landing on an ice Skiway at 10,600ft above sea-level can be a bit tricky.

Here is part of the camp, from above. You can see the Arctic Oven tents.

Here is the Big House, where we eat and hang out.

So far this year, it has averaged about -30 degrees F. at Summit Camp

My job here is to be the sole medical provider for the whole camp population. Here's my rescue sled.

Here's some of my medical stuff.

Here's my clinic.

I also do other stuff around camp. Here I am launching a balloon for NOAA.

This is an ice-urinal I built from the blocks that came out of the new freezer trench.

The Medic gets their own sno-mobile!

There is a recreation weatherport to work out in. We have some Spinning videos.

These are ice cores. It's fun to put ice that came from 3000 meters deep, that was formed 12,000 years age in your drink. It makes a lot of loud popping sounds when the scotch hits it!

At this time of year, the sun still goes down for a little while. That will change soon - and we'll have 24 hours of bright sunlight.

This is actually a picture taken in the winter.