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Ep.40 - ANTARCTICA for 15 months - Interview with Jason Whiting

Updated: Sep 16, 2020

In this episode, we interview our friend, Jason and ask him all about his experience visiting Antarctica as part of a SANAE overwintering team.

Although we hardly stuck to this list we touched on:

  • Why he went to Antarctica?

  • Daily routine and practical matters like taking a shower.

  • Sharing a confined space for 15 months with the same 9 people.

  • Highs and lows of the experience.

  • Cooking and eating from a limited selection of ingredients for more than a year.

  • Why there are no Polar Bears in Antarctica.

  • What to do to keep yourself entertained.

  • Does it take a certain type of person to do this?

If you enjoyed listening to Jason’s perspective, why not also check out our other podcasts where we discuss our home town of Cape Town with him:



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