Steve Rupp has a cool job. Quite literally the coolest job. Working for the Raytheon Polar Services in Antartica, he has been a intermittent resident of the Antarctic since the late 80′s. Raythoeon Polar Services provides support and logistics for large science foundations such as the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs and United States Antarctic Program. Steve, in particular is the co-supervisor for the dive services. He supports all underwater operations for science teams who don’t have divers, he supports divers with equipment and logistics and provides commercial diving support. Currently Steve is assisting the BBC who is filming a series called Frozen Planet and they needed help filming penguins underwater. So, his job is on ice all the time.
Steve has been a great supporter of the ColdAvenger Expedition and has provided some amazing feedback and pictures about his life in the South Pole.
It has been a cold season this year though it’s finally starting to warm up and has been in the high 20′s (F) and more often lately since it is summer here now.The mask performed well even when the wind chill was in the -30F range and the rubber/silicone breath box stayed flexible throughout.I even used it while sleeping a few nights in a tent and the warmed air helped keep me warm. The hood part was pretty windproof and warm especially with a second beanie on top. Overall I have been real pleased with it and it has come in real handy on snowmobile rides and days when we were diving out in the open without any shelter.
Steve is another example of how outdoor industry workers are finding solace to harsh climates and are able to perform their job better because of ColdAvenger. Steve is going to keep us in the loop of his latest work and projects and we are excited to see the new film, Frozen Planet.
Stay Out Longer!
John B. Sullivan III aka ColdAvenger Pro