South of Sixty: Life on an Antarctic Base

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Antarctic Memories Pub., Jan 1, 2005 - Travel - 164 pages
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South of Sixty is a young mans personal account of living for over two years in the Antarctic. With a few companions he kept warm with coal stoves, and melted snow for water. The men are completely isolated for most of the year until a ship came in with new supplies. In the Antarctic Michael studied the weather, and ran husky teams.South of Sixty is a young mans personal account of living for over two years in the Antarctic. With a few companions he kept warm with coal stoves, and melted snow for water. The men are completely isolated for most of the year until a ship came in with new supplies. In the Antarctic Michael studied the weather, and ran husky teams.

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A personal account (biases and all) of living over two years on two British Antarctic Survey bases, Deception Island and Adelaide Island. Read full review

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Mike Warr spent over two years living in the Antarctic in the 1960s. He worked as a meteorologist, and drove husky teams at the bases. Like the other men he heated stoves with coal, and melted snow for water. The bases were isolated for eight months. There was no way to leave until the relief ship arrived. Mike has lived in Canada since 1966, and he is married to Norma He taught secondary school for twenty-six years in central British Columbia. Most of his physical activities revolve around getting ready for, and running marathons. He has written a book on his Antarctic experiences titled South of Sixty. The last four chapters are his trip as an Antarctic tourist in 2005. With other ex-Antarctic hands he visited old bases along the Antarctic Peninsula, and noted the changes in the Antarctic especially the increased number of whale sightings and the large crowds of fur seals. Mike belongs to the British Antarctic Survey Club, the American Polar Society, and the New Zealand Antarctic Society. On the Internet his Antarctic articles may be found under Michael Warr Antarctica. His web site is www.antarcticmemoriespublishing.com.

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