Master Plumber Tom Soltis on a sunny day at the South Pole

Master Plumber Tom Soltis on a sunny day at the South Pole.

A plumber’s life in the South Pole

Below is a story about plumbing in Antarctica told via e-mails from my master plumber friend Tom Soltis We worked together in 2008 and 2009 at the much warmer McMurdo Station And we had the (ah-hum) pleasure of being in the same group for survival camping, known as Happy Camper

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a plumber at South Pole, Antarctica? Now you can find out! Below is a story about plumbing in Antarctica told via e-mails from my master plumber friend Tom Soltis, who just finished a four-month season there. Tom worked as a plumber at the Amundsen-Scott Station, one of three United States Antarctica Program research stations managed by the National Science Program.

You may be wondering how Tom and I met in the first place. We worked

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