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OFFSHORE NEW HARBOR CAMP, ANTARCTICA– You might be surprised to know that water is one of the most scarce resources in Antarctica. It makes Antarctic camping very difficult especially when you are on the sea ice or in the dry valleys. We were lucky and located only a snowmobile’s ride away from an iceberg caught in the sea ice.

Check out the video below to see how we collect ice from the iceberg for our camp’s drinking water. (Music: “Ethereal Void,” courtesy of Project Divinity.)



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  1. THAT MURPHYS ICE BERG IS REALLY SOMETHING. HOW DOES THE WATER TASTE?

  2. Andrea: Hi. Happy New Year! It is great to see you working as a field geologist.

  3. WOW!!!! That is so awsome!!!! I really admire what you guys are doing. It takes such a dedicated person to do what you are doing. I love to watch your videos and dream I was there with you guys. Keep up the good work and thanks!!!

  4. Andrea: Mary and I flew in the A-Star helicopter around this berg - with the eponymous helicopter pilot Paul Murphy! It was fabulous! We were on our way to the Dry Valleys.