"How much of your life are you prepared to risk for what may or may not be a dream job in Antarctica"
Maybe I was a little na?ve when I applied to join BAS for 30 months. I was certainly prepared (at that time) to give up so much of my life, though I think I rather suppressed the idea of a possible negative experience. I had spoken to an ex-FID before applying and was aware that there was no guarantee of a once-in-a-lifetime experience but, ever the optimist, I think I pushed that to the back of my mind. As it turned out, I thoroughly enjoyed my time down South. So, at that time of my live I certainly was prepared to risk nearly 3 years of my life for a ?dream job?. Later, once married, I don?t think that would have been a possible consideration, though nowadays, with female recruitment, I don?t know if couples would be employed.
Have BAS ever recruited married couples?
I am only aware of a couple who run the museum at Grytviken on S. Georgia, but I don?t think they are employed by BAS.