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I am a polar researcher for an American University, studying how the Earths surface responds to changing ice mass. I have been to Antarctica for a total of about 2 years, since 1997. I have also been to the Arctic a couple of times - its just as beautiful but with many more bugs!!

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Simple and very strong, excellent! Regards Paul.

Awesome pictures (all from the hut)! I am fascinated by the Golden Age of Polar Exploration, and those pictures are fantastic!

Someone asked if anyone had ever kayaked down this gorge. One of the locals answered that the bridge we were standing on was named posthumously after the only person who had ever attempted it, about a minute after the event.

The river feeds into a gorge and it absolutely rages through. Class 6+++ kayaking? I can't capture the rumble of the sub sonics that shake you when you stand nearby, in a photo. Extremely impressive.

Number of choices? Not many. One maybe? Good hearty meat and potatoes meals. No seriously. Meat and potatoes. Thats what you get. S'good though.

Painting the runway at Kangerlussuaq International Airport. Nice job!

The river is fed by the Roberston Glacier and feeds into the Sondre Stromfjord. I am sorry I do not know the Greenlandic names (they're always more fun to try and say).

The red building, third one in, is the KISS building where researchers can stay while in the Kangerlussuaq vicinity. The staff are phenomenally nice and the building is well equipped with labs for work and the basic comforts that allow it to be a home away from home. The blue building (4th one in) is the jail....

Looking East from Mt Fleming, down the Wright Valley.

Looking from the Crary Science and Engineering building in McMurdo towards the Royal Society Range. Not a bad office view.

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