Three Winters at the South Pole

Wayne L White

Publication date:
September 2022
Publisher :
Potomac Books, Inc.
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ISBN : 9781640125520

Dimensions : 229 X 159 mm


• The book deals with the incredibly harsh conditions that occur at the South Pole in winter
• There is nothing like it on the planet and in the darkness and cold it takes on an alien world atmosphere
• Designed to introduce the reader to the concept of the Amundsen-Scott Station being a ship

Winter owns most of the year at the South Pole, starting in mid-February and ending in early November. Total darkness lasts for months, temperatures can drop below ˗100 degrees Fahrenheit, and windchill can push temperatures to -140 degrees. At those temperatures a person not protected with specialized clothing and an understanding of how to wear it would be reduced to an icicle within minutes. Few people on the planet can say they know what it feels like to walk in the unworldly, frigid winter darkness at the South Pole, but Wayne L. White can
face=Calibri>- having walked several thousand miles, never missing a day outside during his stay, regardless of the conditions. As the winter site manager of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica, White was responsible for the selection, training, and the health and safety of the forty-two- and forty-six-person crews. Motivated by the determination and bravery of such historical pioneers such as Roald Amundsen, Robert Falcon Scott, and Ernest Shackleton, White honed his leadership skills to guide a diverse group of experienced and talented craftsmen, scientists, and artisans through an unprecedented three winters in that position. Despite hardships, disasters, and watching helpless as a global pandemic unfolded far beyond their horizon, his crews prevailed. In Cold White documents his time in these extreme elements and offers a unique perspective on the United States Antarctic Program at the South Pole.