I arrived back at the Pole last Friday. There was the usual day of acclimation, where I just felt tired and lethargic all evening. Luckily I adapted pretty quickly, and I felt about a million times better the next day. This place has changed quite a bit since the last time. The most significant change is that we’ll be living and eating in the new station. I’ve got a room with a window reserved, and I’ll move in to that after the station closes for good on Sunday. Right now I’m spending time relearning the systems, and figuring out what’s changed since I was here last. I think it’s going to be a good winter with a great crew, and I’m really looking forward to getting the summer people out of here. My biggest challenge in the next few days is going to be learning the winter over names, and of course that’ll be much easier when I don’t have to first figure out if the person I’m talking to is a summer or winter person.

 

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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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  1. Meera

    Henry,
    This site is an indcredible piece of work. I loved the pictures and the great journal entries about what life is like living at the South Pole. Who would have thought you guys would be such party animals? My favorite pictures were the auroras, the sun as a pin-point and, of course, the picture of you doing the 300 (what’s with the smiley face covering up the goods?).

    I enjoyed your offer for anyone to come visit and the fabulous directions. I’ll pass on coming to see you all. I prefer a warmer climate. My warmest regards to you and all your gang down there.

    Meera

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