October 25, 2019
Even adults need to have some childish fun! The most popular expedition member, Boris Christian (the IT guy), builds a snowman on the helicopter deck. Boris was central to the expedition, making it possible to connect with the outside world. He made sure that we had an internet connection to receive important updates, such as weather and drift data, which were used for logistical planning. Expedition participants also had access to a group email account to communicate with work, friends and family. We even had WhatsApp! I did not make use of the app as I had informed my family that I would only have access to sporadic email – shhhhh don’t tell them! I enjoyed the opportunity to be disconnected.
Building a snowman on the heli deck (© Rosalie McKay).