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Antartica, has the best gogo bars. Book a ticket anon.
Yes. If you hit it off with the ayys, they might give you a tour of their underground base
Its not too bad if you dont mind being around old germans
Expensive as a tourist, and not technically anything to do, but if you're into what it offers then it's probably worth going once to see.
I worked at mcmurdo station on a 6 month contract. It was fine, just live in a small room and work 12 hours a day (realistically only doing anything for maybe 2 or 3 of them). Time off consists of sleeping or cooking or going to the gym.
Expense: zero, all cost of living is paid for. You can get mail there but the plane sometimes doesn't come for weeks/months.
Everyone has their job and pretty much stays in their lane. There tends to be around 4:1 male female ratio so women sometimes cause drama.
It was comfy but it wasn't exactly fun. Would do it again but the company I worked for lost their contract bid.
this is how I currently work and would love the isolation. What kind of jobs and what's the pay like?
Everything a government base and small airfield needs. Personally I am an air traffic controller with center and base operations experience. I was basically running the atc and flight planning side of things by myself unsupervised. There are not excess personnel in a place like mcmurdo, everyone pulls their weight. Pay was decent, 65k all told for 6 months.
The requirements for locations like that are experience. They simply don't accept rookies. 6 years minimum doing whatever it is they need exactly, and preferably I'm austere locations so they know you won't cuck out and run home.
65k for 6 months atc is very good esp considering you didn't have people bothering you and all expenses paid.
What kind of IT jobs do they usually offer? And I would think remote work experience would count towards a few bonus points.
Serious question. How to be (you)? I want to work in Antarctica like (you). I want to live a dream life like (you). But I may not have credentials like (you).
How do you even get a job there if you aren’t a scientist or like a navigator
They do need cooks.
They need some low skilled labor, like cooks and janitors and the like.
If you're okay with making crap money for half a year (while getting your living expenses fully covered while there), you can probably find something if you just search online.
There are various jobs listed in links from https://www.leidos.com/capabilities/mission-operations/antarctic-support-contract
It probably helps if you have worked in places like offshore oil rigs, or onboard ships.
Just go to Svalbard
Considering this too but polar bear spooks me a bit
I have always wanted to work there, sadly I have no work credentials beyond janitorial/custodian work and they won't allow people with medical conditions to go--you need to be able to work without nurse supervision/ medical care / medication or seeing a doctor for 6 months straight. I've heard for that people who "Winter Over" you actually have to have your appendix removed before you leave because hospitalization isn't an option.
Wish I had studied Meteorology or Physics...and been born healthy.
could join the air force
You can apply as a researcher and look at penguins all day.
yeah that sounds good. Where and how do i do that?
have you considered this
sorry i forgot
Prime cooming destination
nothing to worry about. come visit. bring your friends.
>Arctic Cruises: Visit the isolated continent of Antarctica!
>Reality: Barely get close to the Arctic circle
I wish there were more options available than just doing the Drake's Passage route.
Still, even the cruise I took that visited South Georgia Island, the South Orkneys and South Shetlands, and one landing on the Peninsula itself, even though it didn't cross the Antarctic Circle, was pretty spectacular.
My only real complaints were:
1) I paid for an outside cabin with a porthole, but after the first day they dogged down a steel hatch cover, so no daylight for me, and
(2) One night we bumped into an iceberg, which broke a deck railing.
Otherwise, the seals, penguins, and icebergs were pretty impressive. And I learned that I'm not particular susceptible to seasickness. On the return trip across the Drake Strait the ship was rolling a fair bit, making it hard to walk.
Nobody knows because governments don't want people to go exploring and see the ice wall.
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