Before we head down to the South Pole, the winter-over crew attends a week of fire training in Denver.  This was a blast!  It was a hugely physical class where we learned how to do just about everything that would need to be done in a real emergency.  One of my favorite highlights was going into the burn building.  This is a building that they set on fire, so that we can crawl around in our bunker gear, experiencing temperatures of over 500 degrees F!  We also practiced putting out large fires, search and rescue, and general fire theory. Lots of fun, and hopefully we’ll never have to use it for real.

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Henry has spent three winters living in Antarctica which funded his early explorations and adventures around the world. Now he holds down a full time job in Denver, CO and continues to make travel a priority in his life, both internationally, and on weekend warrior type trips.

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