Groundhogs Day Report from Marty, MWO CFO

2009-02-03 18:04:44.000 – Marty,  Summit Cat


Marty here, reporting from the home of the world’s worst weather.

I heard reports that a distant relative of mine living at a much lower elevation has been trying to make predictions about the length of the winter season. Let me tell you how it is here at the Observatory.

The weather this week has gone from almost no wind to gusts over 110 mph and we have had temperatures from -16 F to a mild 14 F. If you think that I am going outside to try and find my shadow you are sadly mistaken. I send the Observers and Intern out every hour on the hour and make them report to me on the conditions. Based on what they have to say winter here on the Rockpile will be around for quite a while longer. The important thing to report on is my supervision of the volunteers that do the cooking. I have to keep a close eye on what they try and pass off as appropriate summit fare. I am pleased to report that the volunteers this week will not have to walk off the mountain and have earned a free ride to the base on Wednesday.All this checking and supervising has left me totally exhausted and I am now going to take a much needed nap.


P.S. – with a little help from Ali, Marion, and Al


Marty,  Summit Cat

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