The South Pole (Jan 18, 2003)
At the South Pole station we
were warmly greeted by Vasilly ?, the Scientific Director, and
???, the summer station manager. The gave us a brief tour of the
facility, and discussed the station operation, new construction,
and ongoing scientific experiments. We were allowed to purchase
South Pole gifts, and stamps for mailing postcards.
Approaching the South Pole Station
Ceremonial South Pole
Dick at the South Pole
Cynthia at the South
Urs, Dick Cynthia,
Tim and Doug Stern at the South Pole.
Actual South Pole was
already 18 inches in front the pole, since the Glacier is moving
at about 1 inch per day. The shorter poles behind this pole designate
were glacier actually was at the South Pole in prior years.
New Construction first
wing is ready to be populated
The Station Dome being
buried in snow drifts
Celebration at Patriot Hills