You travel to the ends of the earth and even here there are Tacomans. Ken Edele is manager of the weather office at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, and as it happens he was born in Tacoma, lived on Gravelly Lake Drive for a time and attended Fern Hill Elementary before his family moved elsewhere. He served 26 years in the Navy and first came to Antarctica in 1976, and has been hooked on the place ever since.
This season Edele is working at the U.S. Antarctic Program headquarters here in Christchurch, New Zealand. He gathers information from sources far and…