How to stay fit on the ice?

As you might know already – I seriously love rock climbing. And many other scientists that come to Antarctica share this passion. But a dead-flat ice shelf is probably the worst place to be a climber… so how do we keep up our strength in Antarctica?

Well, you have to be creative because there is no branch to do your pull up workout. Luckily Bruce and I had a fantastic idea and recycled our snow pit that was used for firn density measurements. Within our little rock climbing gym, we work not only on our pull up strength. But we also refran from building stairs out of it. So how do we get out of the snow pit? Hopefully with a muscle up by the end of the field work… and if not, we are probably still stuck in a snow pit.

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