All posts by Liesl Schernthanner

With a degree in Economics and Anthropology, Liesl’s early career was in socioeconomic research. In 1995 however, Liesl took a sabbatical to work with the US Antarctic Program. Since then she has returned for 15 more seasons, working both in the field and for Station Operations in McMurdo, Palmer and the South Pole. Along with Michael, Liesl has spent the past few years working on projects both in New Zealand and the UK. Liesl has worked with the UKAHT for two seasons.
What It’s Like to Live and Work Among Antarctic Penguins

Penguin Post Office

What It’s Like to Live and Work Among Antarctic Penguins

Greetings from Port Lockroy, the "Penguin Post Office."

Rarely does one work in a place where it is impossible to have a bad day, but here on a small islet in Antarctica, I have just that scenario. Whilst here with a few co-workers managing the Post Office, museum, and shop for the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT), there are certain tasks and stresses that can tax a person, but stepping outside to visit the neighbors -- over 1500 penguins -- it is easy to smile, laugh, and enjoy the moment.