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Welcome to the Top of the World

BARROW, ALASKA-- It is late April and I have finally made it to Barrow, Alaska. A place as intriguing as it is far north of everywhere else. This is the fourth consecutive year that I…



Outfitting the Adventure

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA-- Scientists that travel to the Arctic to conduct their research have learned that proper planning can be the difference between having a successful season and one where pulling your own wisdom tooth would…



Land of the Midnight Sun

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA-- The adventure of working in the Arctic supporting scientific research has begun. After a long day of connecting flights I finally made it to Alaska, land of the midnight sun and home to…



The Arctic Journey Begins

EL PASO, TEXAS-- "You have got to be kidding me." That is what goes through your mind when you literally have to go to the top of the world to go to work. What may…