Thursday, May 1, 2008

Happy Camper School

(From a "travelogue" e-mail on February 28th, 2008)

Hi All,

I sent out these pix a couple of days ago, but I'm hearing that thee-mail didn't go through. They were taken at "Happy Camper School". Wehad some training in survival and such, and went out on the ice shelf tobuild snow forts and spend the night. I stayed in a "Quinzy", an igloomade by stacking up gear bags, packing snow over them, and pulling thebags out through a hole. The fuzzy picture of me was taken inside thequinzy. It was about 7F out, with winds up to 30mph. Not bad weather forAntarctica, but you have to keep in mind that it's still summer here!It's getting a little darker and colder every day, but as of today it'spretty much still light all the time. The sun is dipping behind themountains some now, and it will be completely dark sometime in April.What an adventure!



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