22 January 2015 Walking in and around McMurdo

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Lymari Hernandez
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Saludos Armando!!

Imagino que si llegas a PR entre el 25 y el 26 te tomarás un descanso por el cambio de hora que traerá s en el cuerpo. ..y te incorporas 27 según dices...es para tener una idea con exactitud del día de tu llegada a la escuela. ..pues continuamos la espera. .ya estás un poquito más cerca de tu hogar ..cuando se hacen viajes tan largos uno llega molido...me refiero a la cantidad de horas en un avión. ..y luego que tomas varias conexiónes...disfruta lo que queda...que lo bueno dura poco...aunque ya se que te disfrutas al máximo lo que haces....Feliz regreso! !!! Hasta pronto. ..

Parece ya casi oficial que

Parece ya casi oficial que llegaré a Puerto Rico el domingo, 25 de enero. De ser así, es casi seguro que estaré en la escuela el lunes, 26 de enero. Como sabes, a mí me gusta trabajar en la escuela, estar con ustedes los maestros y por supuesto, con los estudiantes, o sea que llegaré allí rápidamente después de mi llegada. Además, debemos ayudar a Nashaly y a Rocío para que puedan solicitor a Girls on Ice. Esto es una prioridad y se trata de un trámite que debemos completar lo más pronto possible después de mi llegada. Como siempre, gracias, y si todo fluye bien les veré en la escuela dentro de solo ¡tres días!

What an experience!

Armando,
What a great expedition to follow! You have given all of us a good sense of what it like to be at the South Pole and to learn about the science. I would love to hear from you sometime and find out how this experience has changed your thinking toward research and your own goals. Thank you for the journals and sharing your experience. Be safe my friend! I hope to meet again!
Cheers, John

What an experience!

As you say, 'What an experience!' I have seen, experienced and learned so many new things in the last three weeks, that I could be writing here for hours upon hours. I do plan to elaborate and eventually write down on the overall results of my expedition. The journals give the details, but I would also like to provide a panoramic view of the experience. You will be hearing from me again after my return once things start falling into place again.

I am already back here at McMurdo waiting for my flight back to New Zealand, which very certainly will happen tomorrow (Saturday, January 25), likely in the morning. I have been told that my high school students in Juncos, Puerto Rico, have been avidly following my journals, and are counting the days and hours for my return. They simply want all the details, and I will share everything as passionately as I have done with the journals.

John, thanks for your interest in my expedition and your words of support, and I will be contacting you soon!

Carlos Gonzalez
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De regreso...

Armando, que aventura más impresionante. Una buena oportunidad para algo único en la vida. Ojalá que puedas compatir esta experiencia con mucha gente en Puerto Rico; tu testimonio va a ser una experiencia transformadora.

Re: De regreso...

¡Saludos desde Sydney, Australia! Gracias por tu lectura de estos posts, Carlos. Definitivamente para mi ha sido una experiencia transformadora, y no me cabe la menor duda que a mi regreso a la lsia sera un elemento inspirador para muchos. Hubiera deseado responder mas pronto, pero me detuvo el hecho que llevo dos dias en transito y el Internet en mi ultima escala no era confiable. Ya hablaremos con mas detenimiento. ¡Hasta pronto!

Karen
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Firetrucks in Anartica

What is the role of the firetrucks? is part of their position to oversee some of the wildlife that live there to make sure no harm comes to them?

Re: Firetrucks in Antarctica

Thanks for your question, Karen.

The following text, taken from the Antarctic Fire Department (AFD) website (http://www.antarcticfire.org/) fully explains its role:

The Antarctic Fire Department (AFD) is responsible for all emergency response for the United States Antarctic Program (USAP), including fire, rescue, emergency medical services, Hazmat, and other emergency situations. If someone calls for help, the AFD responds. In addition to protecting USAP operations, the AFD also provides mutual-aid response to the volunteer fire brigade at nearby Scott Base -- New Zealand's research station.

The AFD employs nearly 55 personnel, deployed between McMurdo and Amundsen-Scott stations. Assigned to one of two fire companies, AFD personnel work rotating 24-hours shifts on a Kelly work schedule. Personnel are assigned to serve at both stations at McMurdo and on each piece of apparatus on a rotating basis. Those assigned to south pole station remain at the south pole for the duration of their assignment.

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Journal Details

Weather Summary: Cloudy
Temperature: –5 °C (23 °F)
Wind Chill: –11 °C (12 °F)
Wind Speed: 19 km/hr (12 miles per hour)

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