The 20-minute walk-through is led by a Virginia high school science teacher who spent a few weeks last month working at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station, the largest of the dozens of others run by various countries there. You get a sense that the place is a bit like a full-on college dorm that's been banished to Siberia. The sleeping cabins are basically tiny dorm rooms, and the cafeteria looks a lot like a coed dining hall, complete with the requisite cookie and self-serve ice cream station.
There are also a suite of other surprising amenities like a music room stocked with electric guitars and a drumset, a full indoor basketball court, a workout room, a library, a movie lounge, an arts & crafts room, a greenhouse growing fresh veggies, and a sauna -- all of which must be a handy distraction for the bare-bones winter crew that holds out there for the six month Antarctic night. It also boasts a clinic with a PA or doctor on call at all hours, and even a store, which -- among other things -- apparently sells "cool sweatshirts." There's even an official US Post Office, should one want to send anyone back home a cool sweatshirt (there are several flights out per day to the main US base on Antarctica 850 miles away via ski-equipped aircraft).
While it may not be enough convince you to switch careers to atmospheric science or some other discipline that might warrant a stint at the world's Southernmost point, the video is proof that life down there seems a lot less bleak than many of us might have imagined.
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