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