Tag Archives: Logistics

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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Transience

When I last posted here, we were just a couple days from the official end of Winter. Now, there are just a small handful of winterovers left on station, mainly “beakers” like me who have a bit longer to turn … Continue reading

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New Arrival

The last few weeks here at South Pole have been somewhat hectic. In the midst of the other goings-on, we met our first outsiders in 8 months on Wednesday.

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Volunteer Work

We’re a bit over a week away from the first planes coming through S Pole, so it’s time to setup the fuel system to handle them!

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Shopping

A side-effect of working down here – with income but no expense, physical isolation but also Internet connection – is that many of us here tend to “window shop”. Friends of mine have left this sort of gig with piles of new … Continue reading

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The Arches Again

This is what the outside of the Logistics Arch and VMF Arch look like from the outside, when they’re reasonably cleared out.

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Arches

  Much of the food and fuel we burn here at South Pole is stored in “the arches”. These are essentially big arched steel structures, which are now buried under the snow next to the elevated station. There are four arches; the … Continue reading

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