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Climbing Castle Rock

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- After we arrived in McMurdo, the first thing we did was get checked out safety-wise to climb Castle Rock. Every time I go to McMurdo I have wanted to hike this famous spot, and this year I finally got my chance... {Read More »}

The Best of the Seven Continents!

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- On November 18th, we actually got the go ahead to head south! Our C-17 airplane was ready and the weather at McMurdo had finally cleared... {Read More »}

Training and Finally Arriving in Antarctica

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- Today, I arrived in McMurdo Station, Antarctica. We were told it was -15F with -30F to-40F wind chill. It was cold but it didn't feel too bad... {Read More »}

At Home

LAFAYETTE, COLORADO-- I flew home to Colorado on Sunday afternoon, but spent Sunday morning walking around Christchurch enjoying the warm weather and the sight of trees, grass, flowers, birds, and lots of other people. After 5.5 weeks in Antarctica it can be quite a shock to see... {Read More »}

To Antarctica

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- I’ve spent the last 4 days in transit from the US to Antarctica. I left home midday on Saturday (22 August), flying from Denver to San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand... {Read More »}

Made it to Antarctica

SOUTH POLE STATION, ANTARCTICA-- En route to Antarctica, I spent three days in Christchurch. The weather was nice - a few of the IceCubers played croquet next to the Botanical gardens. On Dec 9 we were scheduled to take a South African Hercules to McMurdo but ended up... {Read More »}

Arriving on the Southernmost Continent

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- (By Ron Hipschman) Five hours after boarding our flight in Christchurch, New Zealand, the intrepid Exploratorium crew arrives on the southern-most continent. As soon as the aircraft door opens and we feel the chill of the polar air... {Read More »}

In the Cockpit

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- (By Mary Miller) My dad used to fly in Antarctica in the 1970s. In this video dispatch, I go up to the cockpit of the same type of plane as we fly above the icy continent... {Read More »}

It Takes a Lot to Get Here

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- This is my first official day at the main US research base in Antarctica: McMurdo Station. I am very excited to start bringing you the stories of POLENET science and what life is like as we do our work from one of the most remote places on the face of the planet... {Read More »}