153 souls on station for the season

And out of those 153, there are 39 women at McMurdo for the winter.

The jobs that the women of McMurdo work vary.  We have fuels, recreation, human resources, finance, galley staff, FEMC schedulers (FEMC basically is the umbrella over all of the different crafts/trades (plumbers, electricians, fire technicians, etc.), field camp prep people…. all female.  Marsha and I make up the female population of the firehouse. 

With the ratio of almost 3:1 men to women, it’s no wonder that most of the women here are either married or in serious committed relationships.  Yes, their husbands or boyfriends are down here with them.  

And I’ve just been interrupted by work stuff.  I’ll be back to this later.

Published by Victoria

After 29 years of living in hot and humid south east Georgia, I decided to embark on a new adventure that led me to Antarctica. After 27 months of working on the Ice (not consistently, I had a four month break in between) I returned home and back to my old 911 center. After a year of restlessness, I embarked on another new adventure. I now live, work and play in the Cayman Islands as a 911 dispatcher. Fast forward three years! I'm headed back down to the ice!

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