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One Month in the Deep Field, Part 1

ABOARD AN LC-130 EN ROUTE TO CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND-- It’s with a heavy heart that I climb aboard “Ivan the Terra” bus to get transported to Willy Field and off the Antarctic continent... {Read More »}



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... {Read More »}



Antarctic Life: A Look Back At Our Time In the Field, Part 3

The members of our team are now either home or still in the process of making their way there. Looking back at our time in the field here in Antarctica, I want to share some… {Read More »}



Antarctic Life: A Look Back At Our Time In the Field, Part 2

The members of our team are now either home or still in the process of making their way there. Looking back at our time in the field here in Antarctica, I want to share some… {Read More »}



Antarctic Life: A Look Back At Our Time In the Field, Part 1

As our team finishes up and we all make our way back to the States, I thought I'd post a variety of photos from our time in Antarctica. Our first stop on the journey home… {Read More »}



Mission from Siple Dome

In this audio dispatch, I describe how we were grounded at the Siple Dome airstrip on our way to our field site. As the weather would not permit us to continue for at least three… {Read More »}



Flying to Whillans Ice Stream at Last

Yesterday the pilots arrived at Siple Dome at 12:45pm, and they were eager to load the plane and take off as soon as possible. To speed things along, all hands at Siple came to help… {Read More »}



Preparing for Ice Camp

Slawek and I have now been in McMurdo for just over 48 hours. Because of our weather-caused delay, we’re now quite busy making all the necessary preparations for our field work. Tomorrow Rickard and… {Read More »}