Tag Archives: McMurdo Station

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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Comings and [mostly] Goings

The summer season here is winding down, and I’m ready for winter to start later this week. We have just about all of the winterover crew on station now, including a good friend from previous adventures who arrived last week. … 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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Big Dead Place

This weekend, I finished reading Big Dead Place, the book form of bigdeadplace.com . Both are satirical stories from Antarctica put together by Nick Johnson. The book is a fun read, if a bit scattered in parts. It’s the most accessible window into … Continue reading

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