Summer 2008-2009

Summer 2008-2009



Check the left side menu to read the 2008 – 2009 BLOG entries – in RECENT POSTS.
*For Job or Hiring info- see link at bottom of this page.



Not many people have the opportunity to “Work Down Under”… as FAR DOWN UNDER as Jo has! Yes- she spent October 2007 through February 2008 at McMurdo Station on the Ross Ice Shelf.

Jo was a Shuttle Driver for the Scientists and other support Staff of the National Science Foundation.

Jo was rehired for the 2008-2009 “Summer Season”. (The seasons are opposite the USA.) Oct – Feb is the Austral Summer with 24 hour DAYLIGHT!

The Razertip Company (The woodburning machine Jo uses. *See TOOLS) was gracious enough to donate a machine for the Antarctic. And so during her time off, (Shuttle drivers work 12 hours shifts) she would teach classes to the other workers. Since there are NO TREES – bushes – or plants of any kind, Jo had to mail wood to burn on! But any true pyrographer will tell you it was WORTH it – to be able to keep on burning!

If you would like to read Jo’s Antarctica Adventures on her blog from 2007 – 2008, go to:


Click on the individual Albums below to view MORE photos!

More photos will be added as time permits.


Includes slides of McMurdo Vehicles I drove!

July 2008

Photographs around McMurdo, Antarctica

October-November 2008

Scott's "Discovery Hut" at McMurdo

Dec-Jan 2008

Featuring the climb of "OB HILL".

If you are interested in getting hired!: JOBS (This will take you to the Raytheon website – then click on POLAR Serivices.)


Antarctica (& Photos) — 1 Comment

  1. we enjoyed your program at the travel for adventure series. we also wanted to encourage you to please go the salina art center cinema and see Encounters at the Edge of the World. All About McMurdo, Antarctica. k and n yenkey

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