South of Sixty - life on an Antarctic base Michael Warr

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South of Sixty - life on an Antarctic base  by  Michael Warr

South of Sixty - life on an Antarctic base by Michael Warr
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The Antarctic in the 1960s meant melting snow for bathwater, coal stoves and huskies. Each year a few men were landed with a years supply of food. The nine or ten men were then isolated for nine months. There was no way to leave. You had to get onMoreThe Antarctic in the 1960s meant melting snow for bathwater, coal stoves and huskies. Each year a few men were landed with a years supply of food. The nine or ten men were then isolated for nine months.

There was no way to leave. You had to get on with the others.The only outside contact was radio transmission. Personal communication was a hundred words a month. There was no television, DVD, Internet or email.The first winter for Michael was at Deception Island, a dormant volcano. The harbor was sheltered so there was a British, an Argentinean and a Chilean base on the small island.The second winter was spent on a small rocky promontory connected to a ninety mile glacier, Adelaide Island.

As with the first base Michael ran the the husky team. He had three camping trips on the ice.In 2005 Michael was an Antarctic tourist. The changes seen were more whales and many more visitors. South of Sixty contrasts the Antarctic of the 10960s with that of the twenty-first century.



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