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Winter-over Ceremony

A few days ago we had the traditional winter-over ceremony. Since only a couple of Basler flights had made it in we were basically congratulating ourselves in one of the lamest ceremonies in Antarctic history.

Just a handshake, no t-shirt

To add insult to injury, we can’t even say anymore “I wintered at the South Pole and all I got is this t-shirt”. Thanks to the budget cuts no more winter-over t-shirts are given out. The last couple of years they finally got around to make something South Pole specific that one could actually wear. Oh well, that is one of the easier cuts to live with :-)

The first timers still got their medals and certificates. The old hands got another lapel pin to add to the collection.

Shaun has a thing for shiny medals...

... and fancy certificates

[tags]Antarctica, South Pole, Station Opening, Winter-over ceremony[/tags]

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One Response to “Winter-over Ceremony”

  1. mario reichert
    March 8th, 2009 01:39
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    HI STEFFEN, WOW I HOPE, YOU CAN UNDERSTAND AND SPEAK THE GERMAN LANGUAGE. MY ENGLISH ISN’T SO GOOD, I SPEAK BETTER GERMAN AND NORWAY. I WRITE THE NEXT IN GERMAN, THAT’S BETTER FOT ME;-)
    JA WIE GEHT ES DIR DENN DA OBEN? BIST JA NOCH WEITER NÖRDLICH ALS ICH HIER IN NORWAY.POLARFORSCHER, WOW, INTERESSANT, HABS VON MANDY ERFAHREN, UND HAB DICH FAST NICHT ERKANNT AUF DEN FOTOS HIER. LASS MAL VON DIR HÖREN, WENN DU ZEIT HAST, ANSONSTEN ALLES GUTE FÜR DIE ZUKUNFT.
    MYE VELDRIGST HILSEN FRA NORGE
    MARIO REICHERT(KLASSE 10b POS ERNST THÄLMANN)