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Flying through the Transantarctic Mountains

SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA-- On my way to McMurdo for some quick dental repair, I was able to capture some spectacular video of the Transantarctic Mountains... {Read More »}

And in a Blink of an Eye Summer is Gone

SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA-- Now as we approach mid-February, people are leaving by the bundles. A little less than 2 weeks ago we had about 250 people on station. Now we are down to about 125. There are 2 more major passenger flights out of here in which we will lose about 80 more people leaving us with about 48 people for the winter... {Read More »}

The Pegasus Wreck

SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA-- Soon after we took off I saw something in the snow from the window and I took a photograph of it. When I zoomed in on the photo I discovered that it was a crashed plane!... {Read More »}

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 »}

To the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA--- Today we go! Both McMurdo and WAIS Divide weather are permitting us to fly! Soon I will board a C-130 Hercules and fly for four hours (about 1,000 miles) to the middle of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet.... {Read More »}

Meet Kamille, Benthic Ecologist

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- Kamille Hammerstrom drove Antarctic teams to the airport four times before she finally got to go herself. When she got here... {Read More »}

The Waiting Game…

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- As I had pretty much expected, weather has delayed me in McMurdo for well over a week now... {Read More »}

A Day Out the Window of the Lab

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- Our lab is way too busy and crowded to allow this, but the lab with the shared fume hood is not yet occupied, so I was able to set up the camera on a tripod and catch the changing light and activity in front of the station... {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 »}

Antarctic Night – Antarctic Light

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- When we arrived in late August the sun was up for just over 5 hours per day, and was barely peeking above the horizon, with pitch black nights. Today, the sun was up for nearly 15 hours, with the night sky not getting completely dark as the sun skims just below the southern horizon... {Read More »}