Fall off the Map

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Fall off the Map, Jul 24, 2016.


  1. Hello kids and old farts. I'm posting from McMurdo Station Antarctica. I'm new on the forums, but I've been surviving for a solid 42 years. I bounce back and forth between Antarctica and Ecuador as funds require. Anyway, here's a pic from today's hike in Antarctica. This is as close as we get to sunrise this time of year. This photo cost me my second camera (destroyed by the extreme cold) and a bit of frost nip on my stomach of all places.


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  2. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    Welcome to the forum! Reside in Alaska and was working on an icebreaker at the other Pole last year.
     
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  3. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey++

    Cool (so to speak). I worked for years in northern Nevada often in winter temperatures between 0 F and -20 F. That was way too cold for me. Can't pile on enough insulating clothing, that cold just comes seeping right through within 5 or 10 minutes. I tolerate 108 F in the desert southwest much better. Must have thin blood.

    To each his own.
     
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  4. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    WRT the various weather extremes or lack of, and "to each his own" ......... Amen Brother. was 99F at 3pm yesterday at my AO.
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    I can not fathom how my body would deal with the extremes of being near a pole and then the equator, back and forth. OMG
     
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  5. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Welcome to the monkey... 95F and 100% humidity... a proverbial steam sauna...
     
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  6. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    Welcome sir.

    Any chance you are an ham radio operator?

    I have never hit "The Last Continent" on my 100 watts and a wire and everytime your guys fire up the transmiter I get burried by the guys stateside running 1500 watts and beams.

    Any chance you go to meet Nora the Duluth Trading Company model. She is my secret crush
    Duluth Women Model - Nora's Profile
     
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  7. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Welcome FOTM. Beautiful image. I look forward to hearing more from you. You are certainly a polar extreme among our members
     
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  8. I've never gotten into ham radio, but I can ask around and see if there's anyone here that is.
     
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  9. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

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  10. duane

    duane Monkey++

    Welcome, never saw it more than 50 below in Minn as a kid and only saw 110 below in Fla. Was stationed at Eglin AFB and worked a few cycles at the cold test hanger in the 1950's. 65 below in the main area and 110 below in the test cells. I really appreciate the problems you people face every day. The army was testing one of their main battle tanks there and never got it to start at under 40 below. Had to heat the heaters to start them and the fuel would gell in the lines while they were running. God speed and be careful and thank you for the picture.
     
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  11. We are in the time of year when the weather is most unpredictable. +10F one day and -80 the next. You can kinda get an idea of our gear from this video I shot on 4th of July.

     
  12. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Gotta love tail end charlie with the broom --
     
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  13. GOG

    GOG Monkey++

    Welcome from the great State of Jefferson.
     
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  14. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Welcome and thanks for the video! It was 117F on 4th of july here. It just brings home how big and diverse the world really is.
     
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  15. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    Welcome to the Monkey! Worked down there some years back for Raytheon.
     
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  16. oldman11

    oldman11 Monkey

    Welcome from north central Louisiana,92 today
     
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  17. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Happy Birthday oldman11. I hope it was a great day for you
     
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  18. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King Site Supporter

    OK...I have to ask. Is it really his birthday or were you making a joke about the "92 today" in his post?
     
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  19. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    I thought he was talking about the weather. oh well, Happy birthday @oldman11, stay cool!
     
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  20. Capt. Tyree

    Capt. Tyree Hawkeye

    Glad to hear from someone waaay down under FOTM. I've been curious about the kind of activity, research, and other kinds of work that go on in Antarctica. Perhaps you can enlighten us all as those future topics of interest arise.
     
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