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RRT - Antarctica.

  • Roads Rivers Trails 118 Main Street Milford, OH, 45150 United States (map)
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What's it like to actually live and work in Antarctica?

Simone Broughton, seasoned traveler and adventurer, will be hosting a presentation on her recent contract job at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. She spent 6 months during the austral winter (think "no sun"!) living a life many either envy or misunderstand, but few will get to experience. While not washing dishes, she spent her time on the Ice hiking and skiing.

Come and discover life on the Ice – from the surreal beauty and intense camaraderie to the effects of extreme isolation, depression and insomnia that plague “winter-overs”.

Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Simone Broughton has lived on 5 continents, traveled to numerous countries, learned to speak 2 foreign languages and has experienced a life that few Mid-westerners (including her own family) could imagine. Beyond the chicken buses and rickety trains, her travels have always involved some element of adventure – from a triathlon in Canada, to completing the Midwinter 5k Run in Antarctica in -50F temps, to bicycling solo across northern Europe. And yet this Midwesterner maintains that nothing was as compelling and gratifying as spending an austral winter washing dishes in Antarctica!