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JB and Jen's Pictures from the South Pole

JB and Jen's Pictures from the South Pole

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John and Jen left the South Pole on October 29, 2001. This site ia a collection of pictures from their year at the pole.

Last updated November 11, 2001.

(One link added December 8, 2001.)

Most recent pictures.


Earlier pictures are here (page three).

Earlier pictures are here (page two).

Even earlier pictures are here (page one).


Steve flying a kite - spring is finally here (about October 17, 2001).


JB on the roof of the Dome (about October 10, 2001).


Another view of JB on the roof of the Dome (about October 10, 2001).


The view from ARO (about October 10, 2001). JB: "When the sun is low on the sastrugi, you can see them better." From dictionary.com, "sastrugi" means "a long wavelike ridge of snow, formed by the wind and found on the polar plains."


Here is an amazing photo from the top of the Dome (about October 4, 2001). This is how they got up there to take it: "We ventured up there yesterday. It was -62 C as it still is now. First we went through an emergency exit in the Dome which leads to a chimney-stack like tube where you go up a vertical series of ladders, and you end up on top of a chimney outside beside the base of the dome. Then you climb down the chimney and end up at the base of the Dome outside, then you go up a ladder that follows the curvature of the Dome so at first its straight up, then as you near the top your crawling along. We had safety harnesses connected to a safety rope that runs beside the latter. You have to disconnect and reconnet it every now and then to the next successive rope. At the top one can stand up and walk around admiring the copper flag pole with its American flag. We engraved a 5" Canadian flag in the copper pole."


The new station at sunrise (about October 5, 2001).


Jen flying a kite, with camera attached. Also a good view of the moon. (about October 5, 2001).


LDorm at sunrise (about October 5, 2001).


In JB's own words: "Here I am proving that the earth is turning. This is a "focualt pendulum" 66 feet high which turns by itself under the earth." (About September 14, 2001). Click here for more information on the South Pole Foucault Pendulum by Mike Town, Ph.D. candidate, University of Washington, John Bird, Ph.D., FBIS, P.Eng and R. Allan Baker, Sonoma State University.


Just for fun (about August 30, 2001).


Al Baker (about August 30, 2001)


Great picture of the aurora (about August 30, 2001).


The kitchen crew (about August 30, 2001).


John and Jen at the pole (about August 30, 2001.)


Jed (about July 14, 2001).


Jeff(about July 14, 2001).


Nathan (about July 14, 2001).


A picture of the aurora taken with a fish-eye lense looking straight up (about July 14, 2001).


Didn't I say that it had been a long winter (about July 14, 2001).


Just for fun (about July 14, 2001).



Earlier pictures are here (page three).

Earlier pictures are here (page two).

Even earlier pictures are here (page one).


Here are some interesting links and pictures:

South Pole Foucault Pendulum by Mike Town, Ph.D. candidate, University of Washington; John Bird, Ph.D., FBIS, P.Eng; R. Allan Baker, Sonoma State University.

Live web cam of the south pole.

JB and Jen have made the front page again!

The real story of what is going on at the South Pole, as heard on the syndicated radio talk show, "The Art Bell Program".

The South Pole Station homepage

A virtual tour of the South Pole

The South Pole website

The South Pole Observatory

List of pages with pictures from the Virtual Tour

An arial picture of the South Pole

A virtual tour of the Dome

Home page of J. Dana Hrubes (the photographer of some of the pictures displayed on these pages).

Posted by donald.bird@shaw.ca