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Meet the Summit Staff, Pt. 2

SUMMIT CAMP, GREENLAND– All of the science up at Summit Camp is made possible by a small group of amazing camp staff.

In ‘Meet the Summit Staff, Part 1‘ we met the Summit Camp manager, medic, heavy equipment operator, and chef. In this second series of videos, meet some of the other staff essential to Summit Camp’s operation.

Meet the Snow Man
Meet Ben Toth, one of the heavy equipment operators up here at Summit Camp. Not much could happen at Summit without Ben and Jake, who groom the skiway and move snow around all day, every day.

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Meet the Mechanic
Willow Fitzgerald is Summit’s mechanic. It’s her job to take care of the snowmobiles and large tractors used to groom the skiway and move the snow that would otherwise bury all the buildings. And, most importantly, she maintains the Summit generator, the source of all the power that runs the camp… including the heat needed to melt water and warm the buildings.

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Meet the Tech
Steve Munsell is one of the science technicians up at Summit. He makes sure a whole host of science projects– from collecting snow samples for chemistry analysis to balloon launches to measuring snow accumulation– get done.

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Meet the Foreman
Geoff Phillips is the construction foreman up at Summit, in charge of all the building maintenance and construction.

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  1. I am trying to contact Zoe Courville for a possible story in the New Hampshire Union Leader about the Greenland project and her love of the cold stuff — a great summer story for our readers! Please have her call or email me at her earliest convenience.
    Carol Robidoux
    NH Union Leader staff

  2. Hi Zoe!

    I hope all is well!

    I am looking for a contact email for anyone who may be working on the Poles, fathers especially. We are working on a project which helps Dads connect with their children, and would love to hear how working at the poles challenges this relationship, so hopefully we can help out in some way.

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    I would love to hear from you if you were able to put me in contact with any Antarctic or Arctic Dads.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best wishes,

    Jason Norris
    Odadeo Community Manager

  3. Very nice!!