More than 90% of our planet’s fresh water is located on the continent of Antarctica in the form of ice. Yet, Antarctica is an icy desert, the driest of the seven continents. Several thousand people work on this harsh and inhospitable continent during the Austral summers in support of scientific research. As a Canadian, I was fortunate enough to spend two Austral summers in Antarctica while working for the United States Antarctic Program from 1999 to 2001. Come along with me as I share some of my photos, artifacts, and experiences of living and working in Antarctica.