Finally the winds have dropped

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Katie Joy、Recon Team, 29th December 2012, Graves Icefield Woohoo – today was the first day since the 19th December (when we moved to this field camp site) that we have had relatively calm winds, without driving snow. Finally the tents have stopped flapping, which brings some peace and quiet to camp life…. Read more »

A record day

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Andrew Beck, December 29th, Larkman Nunatak We collected 44 meteorites today, the most we have collected in a single day this year! Today’s collection site was the same as the previous few days, the youngest in a sequence of end… Read more »

Recon team still stuck in our tents

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Katie Joy、Recon Team, 27th December 2012, Graves Icefields Predictably today the katabatic wind is still blowing hard from the south at about 30-35 knots preventing us from moving campsite to a new icefield, and once again we have been tentbound. It is incredibly frustrating to not be productive, but we have… Read more »

Stop blowing !!!

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Tomoko Arai, Recon team, 26th December 2012, South Graves icefield Again, today the recon team were tent-bound, lying in our sleeping bags all day due to the strong katabatic wind storm that picked up in the night. It has been… Read more »

An Otter for Christmas

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Stan Love Larkman Nunatak camp 2012 December 26 On the International Space Station, the arrival of any visiting vehicle is a big event. The same is true in a field camp in Antarctica. Today a ski-equipped Twin Otter airplane delivered… Read more »