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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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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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Climbing

As I mentioned briefly back in March, I’ve made a habit of climbing in our little bouldering gym. My routine for the last couple months has been to go out there every other day, and do a growing set of routes at … 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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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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Flying

This morning, a wisp of a plan has coalesced. I’ll be leaving for New Zealand, then on to Antarctica, sometime in the next couple-to-several days. Weather and logistics permitting, this will involve flights 19 through 23 this year. I don’t … Continue reading

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