South Pole Centennial Photo Extravaganza!

As promised, here is a glut of photos from the Centennial and the days preceding it. 

Tourists camping on hardened sastrugi and skiing for transportation and recreation:

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Polar Solar:

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The ceremony sound guy:

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Video in –25F:

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The ceremony itself:

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The unveiling of the ice bust of Amundsen:

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The press:

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The fashion:

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And the celebration:

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We went inside to get ready for the cocktail hour in the gym and the special dinner in the conference room.

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Centennial Menu

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Sydney Clewe, Dining Assistant by day and Graphic Designer/Artist by night, painted this amazing canvas mural especially for the dinner (as always, click to enlarge):

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The night went perfectly and the dinner was divine (I tested everything, especially the julekake, which brought me back to childhood Christmases).

Kitchen staff, waitstaff and runners:

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Antarctic waitress brigade:

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6 thoughts on “South Pole Centennial Photo Extravaganza!

  1. So proud of you both. Love the pics of the wait-crew, sound-guy, and camping photos. Were the campers all leaving via plane afterward? Did the tourists have to make their own meals? Lots of questions to answer when you get back.

  2. SUCH FUN TO EVEN GET THE MENU — ALL THAT FISH—–KIELL LOOKS SO HAPPY
    WITH THE OTHER WAITRESSES —– KIELL, CAN YOU UNDERSTAND/SPEAK NORWEGIAN? Love, Gram(Nancy)

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