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Sunny Days Are Here

SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA-- Now we have the sun well above the horizon and it's great to see again. Not only has it made my walk to ARO (Atmospheric Research Observatory) easier, being outside in the sun sparks a bit of energy and helps motivate to get some work done as we get ready to turn over to next year's crew... {Read More »}

South Pole Update

SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA-- We are nearly 2 months into the Antarctic winter now and it’s hard to believe that we only have just a little over a month until we are at mid-winter... {Read More »}

Getting Thrown into the Fire (Freezer)

SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA-- Marc and Cully left on schedule leaving my partner and me to take over. Wouldn’t you know it, the very next day my partner has to leave the ice for a health-related issue and I’m left to run the station on my own having only been there a little over a week!... {Read More »}

Pack It Up, Pack It In!

SOUTH POLE STATION, ANTARCTICA– Let it begin! Another concerted effort today to get the train packed up. We will have an open house this evening for our fellow residents of the South Pole, and so we are also trying to clean up a little bit... {Read More »}

Panoramic View of the South Pole

SOUTH POLE STATION, ANTARCTICA-- (By Ron Hipschman) Both the new South Pole Station (the large grey building), and the old South Pole Station (the half-buried geodesic dome) can be seen in this panorama. You can see the ceremonial pole surrounded by flags... {Read More »}

The South Pole and Beyond

SUMMER CAMP, SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA-- So, perhaps I was a bit ahead of schedule when I referred to Friday as the Eve of Discovery. Since then, AGAP has been playing the waiting game... {Read More »}

If All Goes According to Plan…

SOUTH POLE STATION, ANTARCTICA-- The Basler plane we've been waiting for finally came, from McMurdo, and we were able to load it up and send it off to Camp Winter with cargo... {Read More »}

Stuck at the South Pole

SOUTH POLE STATION, ANTARCTICA-- South Pole is a constant construction site. The new station is still being finished up, but is very nice inside, sort of a cross between a high school building and space station... {Read More »}

The Recon Flight and Sastrugi Problem

SOUTH POLE STATION, ANTARCTICA-- Last week, a reconnaissance flight over the vehicles determined that the surface out there is too rough to land for the Basler aircraft we were scheduled to take on Saturday... {Read More »}