McMurdo roundup – Part 1

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Barb (right) and Jani (left) on Hut Point with the direction home (north) over their shoulders Manavi, Morgan, Jani and I have just finished dragging our bags up to the Movement Control Center and are all checked in for a… Read more »

The breakdown

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The women of ANSMET arrived in Mactown in the late afternoon yesterday, and we and our precious cargo made the long journey across the ice sheet and past the Kiwi Scott Base into town. Notice how important our cargo is;… Read more »

Winging it

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Just a quick note from the field – the Basler is on its way from McMurdo and should be here in the next hour or so. We’ll load up all the gear for Barb, Morgan, Manavi and Jani and ourskidoos,… Read more »

Dunes and Sastrugi

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This part of the Antarctic plateau is famous for crazy weather. While the typical katabatic (cold, dense) winds from the south blow here frequently, there are also many warm, calm days as well as clouds and sometimes snow. Any Miller… Read more »

Stardust from meteorites

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A big hello from 83 deg S 157 deg E a.k.a our beloved Miller Range Camp! Remember the Crosby, Stills and Nash song… “We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year carbon….”? I find myself humming it a… Read more »

A wind-driven day

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  Greetings All, We celebrated New Years (not that we saw midnight) last evening with a pizza party! Yes, the talented few of us (not me) created some fabulous pizzas last evening, and even managed a dessert pizza. We played… Read more »

Camp from above

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  Winds were perfect yesterday for getting a kite cam up in the air. You can see our four main tents, the poo and science tents, our skidoos, a red sled, some fuel and cargo depots. The distant horizon at… Read more »