But the duty meteorologist is vulnerable to extreme conditions and must know how to cope. Between observations, he dresses up like a Canadian lumberjack to scrape the frost off the instruments, maintain and repair the equipment, shovel away snow which blocks access, chop wood or do the cooking and a minimum of housework to make life nice and cosy ; quite enough to occupy those long winter evenings.
And we must mention preparing and maintaining the museum exhibition for visitors.

ou never know whether some lost soul is gong to knock at the door in search of a warm welcome, in which case the Observatory becomes a mountain shelter and the meteorologist turns into Saint Bernard.

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