1 January 2012...and yet another awesome South Pole marker is unveiled! First, I'll let the pictures of this amazing creation speak for themselves! (NSF)
Here's a view of the entire marker looking north...notice what is scribed on the base--the NAMES of the 2011 winterovers! (KH)
Yes, there was a ceremony on 1 January to unveil the new marker...
There were several brief speeches before the unveiling. Here, at left is Pole area manager Bill Coughran, at right is NSF representative Vladimir Papitashvili (DD).
|Here's the creator of the marker, 2011 winterover machinist Steele Diggles...presenting it at the sunrise dinner in September. An interesting comment I must mention...a Polie blogger from the 2011-12 summer season said that these markers used to be fabricated at Pole, but the latest ones were so ornate and complex that he couldn't imagine them being machined at Pole. But we know better. Let's hear it for Steele the Aussie! (RS)|
Credits...the photos marked NSF were provided by Jerry Marty...others came from Carla Appel (CA), Dave and Kacey Renfroe (DKR), Katie Hess (KH) from the Antarctic Photo Library, and Robert Schwarz (RS).