The South Pole. It doesn’t get any more southern than that. It also doesn’t get any drier or any more remote. It’s the bottom of the world, it’s a huge, cold desert and it’s going to be my home from October 2006 until February 2007. Why? Because I got a job working as the Senior materialsperson in the kitchen at The South Pole and if I stayed in Seattle, it’d be a hell of a commute.
Living and working at the pole (or simply “Pole” as us “Polies” call it) is sure to present some unique challenges, some unique fun and a lot of time on my hands, hence, this blog. On it, I’ll write about my life at Pole, both on the clock and off, and when I leave it, I’ll keep writing here about my further travels through SE Asia (that’s the plan for now at least).
Oh, and the monster part? Well, it’s a nickname of mine and it seemed approriate even though there’s no native life of any kind at the pole because I’m convinced that at such a remote outpost, there MUST be monsters.