Antarctica

Jeffrey Donenfeld: Antarctic Specialist

I work in Antarctica as an Antarctic Field and Support Specialist with the United States Antarctic Program. Throughout my deployments, I’ve written countless field reports and photo essays about life on the ice. Here are my experiences in Antarctica…

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Me outside of the central Galley tent at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide Field Camp.

Austral Summer 2014-2015

West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide Field Camp (WAIS)

From December 2014 – January 2015, I worked at the WAIS Divide Ice Core Field Camp for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Space Science and Engineering Center as an Ice Drilling Design and Operations group Field and Drill Specialist. I lived in a remote field camp in Antarctica working on a small team to disassemble, package, ship, and store the large DISC Drill.

Season Report: Living and Working at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide Field Camp, Antarctica – Summer 2014-2015

 

The entire South Pole Station Summer 2012-13 Crew.

Austral Summer 2012-2013

Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

During the Austral Summer of 2012-2013, I traveled to Antarctica to work as a Cook for Gana-A’Yoo, EMT, Tour Guide, and Photojournalist at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. While I was living there, I took over 10,000 photos, hours of video footage, and published an article about life in Antarctica on my blog every single day. 

Season Report: Living and Working at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica, Summer 2012-2013