Great to hear Rowan's story, and no less all the others.
I've shared a bit of there. Lived for 16 months in Halley base (Z4 1990-92) Antarctica. The ship that brought us in, nearly broke down in the ice on the way burning out one of 2 propulsion motors.. also when the ship left, it was the last for us to see of 'outside world' until the same ship came back a year later. First mail, letters from home.
Would I go again - absolutely !
Family first now though ......