Scott Parazynski’s polar adventures

We just received these fun photos from astronaut, explorer, Everest summiteer and TEDMED speaker Scott Parazynski, MD, back now from his shift as the medical officer of the Center for Polar Medical Operations at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB).

Holding up the world.

His description: “One is my Atlas photo at the South Pole, and the other is a fun jump shot on the shoulder of Mt. Erebus at 11,200 feet above sea level – the southernmost active volcano in the world.”

Scott Parazynski at Mount Erebus

One has to wonder: What’s next on his bucket list?