One of the final shipments to the
McMurdo base station manager Bill Henriksen reportedly said:
"nearly 16,500 condoms were delivered last month and would be made available, free, to staff throughout the year to avoid the potential embarrassment of having to buy them."
The base only has a minimum number of staff through the long , cold and dark southern winter and presumably there is very little to do inside and going outside is all but impossible!.
Henriksen was reported to have told a
“Since everybody knows everyone, it becomes a little bit uncomfortable,”
Approximately 125 scientists and other staff are stationed at McMurdo Station which is the largest community in
The first sunrise will occur in Antarctica on 20th August.
The McMurdo Station population starts to rise again when the weather improves in September, and rises to over 1,000 personnel.
You do the maths!
Better to be safe than sorry, in the frigid south.
E re nata
- As circumstances dictate