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Escorting Dynamite Through Siple Dome



WHILLANS ICE STREAM / ICE STREAM B, ANTARCTICA– In these two audio dispatches, I describe our journey to our field site via a stop at Siple Dome station. In part one, hear about the difficulties involved in escorting 700 pounds of explosives through Antarctica. In part two, hear about our combat-style landing at Siple Dome’s remote air strip.

Part I

Part II


The main structure at Siple Dome.


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  1. Hi Saffia! My name is Troy, I am a nurse here at the Paradise Valley Estates. It is 0130 in the morning, and I am with your grandfather. he is still awake, he said that he missed your grandma so he could not sleep.We are infront of the computer just browsing around and found your name in this site. He is so excited to hear your voice, and he wanted me to say hi to you. Take care!