Interview with Alexander Kumar
On a hot Viennese summer day in July 2012, Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger talked to Alexander Kumar, currently overwintering at Concordia a joint French-Italian Antarctic research station.
You will listen to an excerpt from this interview.
The Concordia Research Station is a permanent all-year research facility on the Antarctic ice cap. Main research fields are glaciology, atmospheric sciences, astronomy and astrophysics, Earth sciences, technology and human biology and medicine.
Alexander Kumar is a 29 year old Oxford-trained medical doctor, scientific explorer, photographer and writer, currently researching for the European Space Agency in Antarctica. Right now he is living together with a crew of 13 people in complete isolation in the most extreme and remote place on Earth, with 3 months of total darkness and temperatures up to minus 80 degrees.
He gives an insight to daily life at Concordia and talks about his unique experiences.