Geography student bids adieu to Antarctica (for now)

Friday, April 5th, 2013

“I’m not a spiritual person, but I will be the first to admit that this place has a special energy and an allure compelling me to return. The idea of coming back still excites me as I write from this tent: tired, worn, and dirty from not showering in over a month….”

And so Michael Becker wraps up his New York Times blog today. We’ve written about Becker before–the PhD candidate in McGill’s Department of Geography is a five-time South Pole vet, who most recently partook in scientific dives into Lake Untersee, a permanently ice-covered lake that’s home to microbes not found anywhere else on Earth–but his blog is such a great read that it’s worth re-plugging. Where else can you find a dramatic Antarctic storm and a Louis C.K. quote?

(Photo by Michael Becker)

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