So, now that all the news is reporting it, it’s ok for us to talk about it. Former NASA Astronaut and second man on the Moon, Buzz Aldren was here at the South Pole yesterday. Sadly, even though he was only here as a ‘tourist’, he had to be medically evacuated to McMurdo due to health issues. I was able to assist in getting him off station, and am glad to report he did arrive in McMurdo and was later on his way to Christchurch New Zealand. I can’t say if just the altitude here was the main cause of his issues, but as I’ve stated before, you just never know how your body will react to this environment. I will pictures up from yesterday sometime tomorrow!
It has been an interesting summer thus far, and we are now at 68 days from station ‘closing’, where the only people left will be those of us crazy enough to do a full winter at Pole! Oh, by the way, three times more people have summited Mount Everest than have wintered at South Pole! Just and FYI!