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Katy House reaches for a wrench while working on a Challenger tractor. Crossing the Gender Gap
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Friday January 02, 2015

Katy House thought she would live a fairly conventional life and be married with children at her age. Instead, at 27, she is the first woman in the world to travel on the thousand-mile-long South Pole operations Traverse, or SPoT, as a diesel mechanic.
Scientist Dana Hrubes stands next to the South Pole Telescope in 2008 under a full moon, showing the size of the experiment. Going the Distance
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Friday September 20, 2013

Dana Hrubes estimates he has walked more than 5,000 miles across Antarctica. He is not a polar explorer, though he has certainly had his share of adventures in the polar regions. Instead, Hrubes has literally walked the distance mile by mile, day after day, during seven winters at the South Pole.

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