01 January 2014

Condition 1 weather in Antarctica


My first activity of the new year this morning was to shovel snow; I had to quit before the job was done because my fingers were tingling (wind chill -14 F/ -25 C).  I was reminded of this video, which I posted last January. 

The clip comes from a full-length documentary compiled by a group of New Zealanders.  Here is their website for Antarctica: A Year on Ice, and here is the trailer for their multi-award-winning film:

7 comments:

  1. Condition 1 weather in the Antarctic is "You Will Die" kinda weather. I've snow-shoed and camped in an open shelter in conditions where it was under -30 F factoring in wind chill and that's just bone chillingly cold and that would be a pleasant day down near the south pole.

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  2. The strange first thought that came to my mind was, "They don't have a lock on that door?"

    Lurker111

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    1. I suppose they don't want to lock anyone out by accident. A couple minutes stuck outside could be catastrophic.

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    2. You're probably right. The risk of burglars, traveling salesmen and Jehovah Witnesses is likely minimal.

      Lurker111

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    3. But... what about...

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thing_%281982_film%29

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  3. I am always delighted by your blog posts. I was particularly intrigued by this post and decided to find out more about the movie. It turned out that it was screening at a local film festival this very evening. Even more fortuitous considering that I am only visiting! I love trains of little coincidences like this.

    The movie itself is phenomenal. The content and images are outstanding, beautifully filmed, and deeply insightful. The arrangement and organization also make it very engaging. Anthony Powell is clearly a talented filmmaker. Thank you so much for starting the chain of events that led to my being able to see this wonderful film!

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    1. Glad to hear that. Thanks for the note, Anjali.

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