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Airplanes

I’m back in New Zealand, after a night in McMurdo and C-17 flight from there to Christchurch arriving early yesterday morning. It amazes me how distant Antarctica feels already. Transit between South Pole and New Zealand generally involves two flights on one or two types … Continue reading

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McMurdo to Pole?

We had planned to fly on to South Pole last Saturday, but had light snow in McMurdo and the flight was cancelled for the day. Usually, these flights don’t happen on Sunday, which advances the plot to today, Monday, where … Continue reading

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Clothing Issue

The last few days have been busy with travel: Crested Butte -> Denver -> Boulder -> Los Angeles -> Sydney -> Christchurch. I’ve got one day of prep in Christchurch, and should leave tomorrow for McMurdo. Flights so far have been pretty … Continue reading

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On the move

Thursday evening, I got a verbal confirmation of my deployment itinerary: leaving Monday, tomorrow, for Christchurch, New Zealand. Weather permitting, I’ll continue on to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, about 40 hours after landing in Christchurch. My bags (and box) are packed … Continue reading

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Vacation Time!

In my limited experience following the Antarctic Program, it seems like there’s a constant: This time of year involves changing plans. Changes for me lately have been related to a couple different events; the same thing that prompted the early … Continue reading

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