Now here’s an work adventure opportunity… m’mate Dave passed this on to me… not sure if I could hack it, but I’m certainly thinking about it.
Most jobs with RPSC are in Antarctica for four to six months during the austral summer field season which extends from October to February. The majority of U.S. Antarctic Program participants work at McMurdo Station for the summer season. Others work at South Pole and Palmer Station.
Wintering personnel usually stay for eight to twelve months from October through October. In addition to the environmental challenges of the Antarctic continent, the working conditions present their own challenges. Schedules are often hard to keep due to unpredictable weather and difficulties associated with transportation and communications. Six- to seven-day work weeks are the rule. Housing for most participants is in dormitory-style rooms with roommates and shared bathroom facilities.
Dave also said they give you a free stop off anywhere in the world on the way back…