"From the start, Henry Malmgren was determined to get to the South Pole. After graduating from Texas Tech University in 1998 with a degree in MIS he applied for a job in the Antarctic every year before NSF contractor Raytheon finally hired him as a network engineer in 2001. Since then he has alternated between the Denver headquarters and the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, spending two summers and two winters there before finally working his way up to IT manager. Staying over is a commitment: Once the winter starts, there's no way to get in and out of the base until summer begins eight to nine months later. 'I thought I would just do this for a single season, but somehow it always seemed too easy to keep coming back,' he says."A great interview here.... You'll also get a kick out of the accompanying slide show on what it is like at the South Pole.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
The Big Chill: Ch-Ch-Chatting with the IT manager at the South Pole: