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The Train from Pole to Troll

SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA-- At the South Pole, we met up with Ice Stories correspondent Zoe Courville just before she and her team embarked on their 3,000 km traverse across the desolate and frigid East Antarctic Ice Sheet. In this video, Zoe gives us a tour of the vehicles... {Read More »}



The Ice Cave

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- After our full day of sea ice training, we headed back to McMurdo Station, with a steaming Mt. Erebus looming above us amid a picturesque swirling wispy sky. Yet what was in store was the highlight of the day. We found out that our next destination was an ice cave... {Read More »}



Sea Ice Training

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- The Hagglund awaited us as we prepared to depart for sea ice training. This was a requirement since our expedition is to be based on the ice that forms over the ocean of McMurdo Sound every austral winter. We had to learn how to identify cracks... {Read More »}



Transportation in Support of Science: Helicopters

ILULISSAT, GREENLAND-- (By Lisa Strong-Aufhauser) In a place as remote as Greenland, getting science done takes a lot of planning, logistics, and, let’s face it, money. There are no roads between towns or villages in… {Read More »}



Diamond Hunters Stole Our Helicopter!

KANGERLUSSUAQ, GREENLAND-- A Canadian resource exploration company, Hudson Resources Inc., has been searching for diamonds in Greenland for years. Unfortunately, they found some not far from Kangerlussuaq. This is a big problem for scientists... {Read More »}



Hägglund Adventure

KANGERLUSSUAQ, GREENLAND-- (By Lisa Strong-Aufhauser) While in Kangerlussuaq, I caught a ride on an unusual vehicle going out to pick up our Ice Stories correspondent Billy D’Andrea. I headed out to interview him and see his research site... {Read More »}