Roughing it, Antarctic style


(Michael Becker, a doctoral student at McGill University, was a scientific diver on an expedition to Lake Untersee, Antarctica - fourth in a series of six posts):

One of the common misconceptions about field work is that working and living in the polar regions has to be incredibly harsh and unforgiving. Personal expectation and flexibility, as well as preparedness and training, make the difference between living in a comfortable camp or a miserable death trap.