Sun-up at the South Pole
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- 1974-75 - Antarcticans Database Project
Here comes the sun ending winter. The coldest temperature during winter was -103 degrees F (-75C) not including wind chill. As I recall, the winter temperature was about -80 F (-62C) most of the time perhaps it just seemed that cold most of the time. Normally, a person burns 1800 to 2000 calories per day. By the end of winter the Doctor estimated each of us was burning 6000 calories per day - South Pole station is the ultimate fat farm. After enduring the winter, we could venture outside in long sleeved shirts to enjoy the balmy -20 F (-29C) summer weather.