The man who drove to the South Pole and back

FORT COLLINS — David Bresnahan, who helped plan and execute a safe thousand-mile traverse over snow and ice from McMurdo Station in Antarctica to the South Pole, will talk about the crowning achievement of his 37-year career with the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs on Nov. 25, 7-8 p.m., at the Fort Collins Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St.  His talk is part of the Antarctic Lecture Series sponsored by the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University.

Bresnahan retired in 2007, and over the course of his long career, spent considerable time at all three U.S. Antarctic research stations: McMurdo, Palmer and South Pole. One of his final projects was to oversee a pilot expedition of tracked ice vehicles from McMurdo to the South Pole Station to carry equipment too large or heavy to be transported by aircraft. The planning took four years, the roundtrip took two months to complete, and the safe return is considered an outstanding polar accomplishment.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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