Author: Troy Beaumont, Scott Base Winter Manager
Wind Speed: O knots
Temp with wind chill: -21.3
When I found out about the blog that the AHT team here writes, my curious/nosey nature got the best of me. It’s an excellent read but I did notice that there is not too much about the people behind the blog.
They work all hours, and their unabashed enthusiasm and passion for conserving Antarctica’s unique human heritage is amazing. Watching them relate an article of clothing to a photograph, an historic object to a passage of a book, is something the staff and I really enjoy.
It’s great to have them as part of the Scott Base team here for winter 2011. In addition to their work with the AHT, they all contribute to base life in other ways. Sarah is an excellent cook, and has made several dinners for the entire base on the chef’s day off. She is also a fine watercolorist. Jane is a social butterfly and has taken on party planning for the entire base. In her spare time, she has written a song about conservation. Julie plays guitar and sings backing vocals in the Scott Base band, and has two groupies and a roadie. She occasionally lurks around with a sketchbook, scaring people. Martin is the only person on the AHT team who can get into a truck gracefully. He is also a ping-pong champion, a cult figure, and builds igloo walls in strange places.
Sarah repairing ice axe holes in a hat © Troy Beaumont
Julie cataloging artefacts © Troy Beaumont
Jane conserving historic food tins © Steven Sun
Martin repairing boxes © Troy Beaumont