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    not sure if he has an account on here, but this is a buddy from edmonton's job

    Originally posted by nismo350gt
    Just wanted to share some pics from Hope Bay; a gold mine in the arctic . . .


    For those of you who don't believe that we land Hercs and Jets on the ice . . .





    And the failed landing attempt . . .landed 150m short of the runway. . . :S



    An Inukshuk. . .landmark for indicating directions. . .



    "Doris Mountain" we call it. . .camp is located just south of it. . .and where our portal is . . .



    Northern Lights. . .













    Construction phase of main camp . . .



    1.3 Million dollar tundra buggy (going to make me rich this winter haha). . .they got this stuck up to the deck within the first hour of it running . . .called a Rimpull . . .



    Offloading this year's barges . . .









    And the reason why we're there. . .

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    Originally posted by Supa Dexta
    Im in anzac right now! North of him in conklin!

    .. I sit at a desk these days though!..
    Long Lake? It was warmer there last week than it was in Calgary..

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    I get to go through each and every one of your yards to read your meters 5 days a week trudging through the snow drifts you have created clearing your driveways and fending off the meanest of mean outside year round dogs so you have an accurate bills and considering last week we were the second coldest place on earth right after the south pole.....and i was out there for 8 hours i figure i have one of the coldest jobs out there

    will add pictures on monday of one of my routes....
    Originally posted by Unknown303
    Everything makes me upset.
    Originally posted by Mibz
    Nonsense. You've all got slanty eyes, play Starcraft, speak Chinese and eat nothing but sushi and ginger beef.

    DON'T TRY AND CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE

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    Coldest for me was when I was up in Fox Creek, setting up an well testing unit.
    A 15 hour night shift, in -38 degree weather (without the windchill) the wind was unreal, snow literally going sideways, not down. With the windchill probably -55 to -60.

    Lots of fun carrying 300 pound sections of pipe over my shoulder with one other guy trudging through 3 & 4 ft snow drifts, for 14-15 hours straight. Then try doing that for $200/day (which is the equivalent to a $11-13/hr job)
    I dont miss the oil patch not one bit.
    "The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side"

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    Originally posted by Graham_A_M
    Coldest for me was when I was up in Fox Creek, setting up an well testing unit.
    A 15 hour night shift, in -38 degree weather (without the windchill) the wind was unreal, snow literally going sideways, not down. With the windchill probably -55 to -60.

    Lots of fun carrying 300 pound sections of pipe over my shoulder with one other guy trudging through 3 & 4 ft snow drifts, for 14-15 hours straight. Then try doing that for $200/day (which is the equivalent to a $11-13/hr job)
    I dont miss the oil patch not one bit.
    I wouldn't even do that for 500 a day, when I can make 300 doing something easy and fun..

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    That was back in 2006, when oil patch activity went from going GANGBUSTERS to absolutely dead within 2 weeks.
    My district was screaming for people, shutting down trucks because of the lack of work. 2 or so weeks later they laid off 20 out of 60 employees. I was one of them, so while I despised this job a friend got me, I was lucky enough to have a job in any manner.... Although I landed work back in Calgary, so after two weeks of that, I packed up and came back home.

    Trust me, that was by far the most shitty job imaginable.
    ..dont even get me started on the co-workers...
    "The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side"

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    Originally posted by drtoohotty1
    ...considering last week we were the second coldest place on earth right after the south pole...

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    Originally posted by Isaiah

    Actually

    Truth!


    Barlow

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    Originally posted by Ymerej472008
    [B]I'll submit a few photos..working for Cord WorleyParsons as a welding
    apprentice//helper...on Devon Jackfish II in Conklin, Alberta!!

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    Ughh, Conklin is one cold fucking place in the winter, been there and done that.
    My coldest was -48 + the windchill. First frac treatments on the Ootla Shale gas project for Apache in 2007. I was a fluid pump operator at the time and we always tailgate at the company I work for . We were pumping a job one night and we built a makeshift tent by attaching a huge tarp to the roof rack of our crewvan and the backs of two pickups and standing a 2x4 up in the middle. We had a kerosene heater pumping warm air into the tent and it brought the temperature up to -30 inside. By far the worst 18 hour shift of my life.
    http://www.apachecorp.com/explore/Br...cle.ItemID=585
    We did make history on that lease though with the 5 biggest fracs in North American history.
    No pictures as it was what is considered a tight hole at the time and I do not live in Calgary so I am out.
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    Originally posted by DeeK


    No kidding. While I was a land surveyor I worked a few days up north. When you are outside for a constant 12 hours, holding onto a metal pole, Unable to wear gloves because then you can't write legibly. That sucks. And the best part, no hills, no trees in sight for cover.. Just open fields... Pure northern arctic windchill. I don't think I've ever been so cold in my life.
    3 things wouldve helped ya

    1) carbon fiber pogo
    2) Helly Hanson thin gloves that you wear underneath your mitts
    3)TDS Ranger w/survey Pro (paper notes can be done in truck)

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    Originally posted by Unknown303
    Everything makes me upset.
    Originally posted by Mibz
    Nonsense. You've all got slanty eyes, play Starcraft, speak Chinese and eat nothing but sushi and ginger beef.

    DON'T TRY AND CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE

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    Originally posted by PD77
    I make trips up to the North Slope, no pics though

    It's honestly the worst cold I have ever felt in my life; a 100 foot walk from the camp to the rig feels like miles and the wind rips right through anything you wear.

    The average temp while I was on location last winter was around -55 to -60...it's not right, not right at all haha.

    I also have a fantastic story about trying to escape Alaska while Mt. Redoubt was erupting, but I will save that for another time.
    Was going to say the husband was working in Prudhoe Bay for a while, he said -55 was common, no or little wind chill.

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    Don't back up your ridiculous claim with some shitty no name weather website. Do your research and check historical weather for November 23rd on a legitimate site like www.theweathernetwork.com

    Here's a sample for November 23rd and this is only in Alberta:

    Sundre: -39.3 °C
    Coronation: -34.2 °C
    Rocky Mountain House: -37.8 °C
    Banff: -35.6 °C
    Calgary: -31.2 °C

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    Originally posted by digi355


    Long Lake? It was warmer there last week than it was in Calgary..
    Surmont.

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    Originally posted by Isaiah

    Don't back up your ridiculous claim with some shitty no name weather website. Do your research and check historical weather for November 23rd on a legitimate site like www.theweathernetwork.com

    Here's a sample for November 23rd and this is only in Alberta:

    Sundre: -39.3 °C
    Coronation: -34.2 °C
    Rocky Mountain House: -37.8 °C
    Banff: -35.6 °C
    Calgary: -31.2 °C
    Or, at 942am MST, we were the second coldest....

    943am MST shit could of changed, but for that minute, we could of been the second coldest.

    Think except for RMH, we had the lowest high of all of those.

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    Oh Anzac. Is the Duck-Inn still there?
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    any one whos up in conklin has my vote !

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    In winter I generally spend every day on roofs repairing Hvac equipment, while some days are nice, many are cold.
    In order to handle small parts and connect small wires, often you have to ditch the gloves. After 20 years of this I no longer have any feeling in my lower finger tips.
    There is no putting off repairs, people call, they want heat and jumpering safeties is a no no.. You go when people call, dark or light day or night.
    When you get to work indoors, its either in 120 deg mechanical room or -30c blast freezer with 5hp motors giving you the windchill of your life..
    Its a job I wouldn't recommend to anyone...
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    Originally posted by revelations


    3 things wouldve helped ya

    1) carbon fiber pogo
    2) Helly Hanson thin gloves that you wear underneath your mitts
    3)TDS Ranger w/survey Pro (paper notes can be done in truck)
    Yea, too bad I wasn't about to pay for 1 or 3, it was company equipment. and the thin gloves never did anything really, it was better just to go without :P

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    Originally posted by Supa Dexta


    Surmont.
    Haha, I work there too... Beyond met at the duck?

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